Pa. dairy grazing school set for September

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ENON VALLEY, Pa. — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative will be sponsoring a dairy grazing school Sept. 18 featuring Dave Forgey.

The school will be held at the Ken and Anita Clark Farm located on Burkey Road off of Pennsylvania Route 351.

Speaker

The featured speaker for the school is Forgey who operates a 200-cow, seasonal grass-based dairy in Logansport, Ind.

The school will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Forgey will be talking about the economics of grazing dairy cattle; Karen Sullivan will discuss nutrition with grazing dairy cows and feeding grain; Cliff Hawbaker, one-time-a day milking and feeding; and J.B. Harrold and Tim Elder will offer an update on fencing and watering systems.

Panel discussion

A panel discussion will also be held with local graziers Ken Clark, Ron Caldwell, John Vanderstappen and the speakers.

As a prelude to the school, there will be an evening pasture walk at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Clark Farm in Lawrence County.

The pasture walk is free and open to the public. The dairy grazing school costs $25 and is limited to 40 registrants.

For more information

Contact J.B. Harrold at 814- 445-8979; Tim Elder, 814-226-8160; or Jerry DiDesiderio, 724-662-3740.

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