Grandin to keynote Northwest Pa. grazing conference

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(Editor’s note, 2/17/11: 1:54 p.m.): We have been notified that this event is sold out, and no longer accepting registrations.)

DUBOIS, Pa. — The 14th annual Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 9-3:30 p.m. at the Tri-County Church located just off of Interstate 80 in DuBois.

The primary goal is to present the latest in grazing technology and methodology so producers can increase on-farm income by increasing production or reducing costs.

The conference will focus on pasture-based systems and grazing livestock with sessions specific to the importance of improving cattle handling practices, mob grazing, equine pasture management and renovation of pastures.

Keynote Speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin. She overcame severe autism as a child to pursue a career as an Animal Behavior Scientist. She single-handedly redesigned livestock handling equipment from the perspective of how cattle view and react to their surroundings.

Success in incorporating the animal perspective into her work has helped make her a much sought-after consultant. She’s a nationally known speaker at grazing conferences and with the release of a recent HBO movie about her life, we anticipate a large crowd.

Early registration is $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch. Early registration is required by Feb. 15. Conference information can be downloaded from the Headwaters RC&D website at www.headwaterspa.org, or by calling 814-375-1372, Extension 4.

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