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October 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the on-farm Pastured Hog workshop scheduled for October 7th. Some of the content of that class will be covered in the webinar scheduled for October 8th. There is no access fee, and you can register here.
If you want to watch a video detailing our hog facility and operation, with a presentation by our animal husbandry specialist, you can find it as part of our 2020 Virtual Field Day.
There is a $25 fee to access the virtual event.
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This class is an opportunity for interested farmers to learn first-hand how to integrate a pastured hog operation into their farm. Focused on nutrition and forage management, serious farmers will gain the knowledge they need to begin setting the foundations of a successful organic hog herd.
A pasture-based production system is a very cost-effective method of meat production and is appealing to consumers who look for high quality meat from humanely treated animals. Grazing hogs on pasture not only benefits the animals but also improves the overall farm, as hogs will clean up weather-damaged crops and weed species, fertilize pastures/fields with manure, and can even be used to “till up” underproductive areas.
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