The North Carolina Conservation Districts are hosting spring and fall Improving Pastures Field Days to demonstrate management techniques that will make pastures more weather resilient. All producers and technical resource people are invited to join! You will have lots of time to network with other producers and local cover crop experts as well as view a demonstration field in multi-species cover crops.
Fishing Creek District’s Improving Pastures Workshop will be held August 29 starting at 6 p.m. at the Caledonia Enterprise Farm, 2787 Caledonia Drive, Halifax NC. The Workshop Agenda includes a discussion of soil health in pasture systems, strategizes to improve forage utilization and nutrient distribution, and a tour of the demonstration. No registration fee; RSVP to Fishing Creek District care of Will Mann at 252.534.4511; firstname.lastname@example.org or Halifax County Cooperative Extension care of Beth Burchell at 252.583.5161; email@example.com.
Visit the N.C. Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation website to access the agendas and learn about other county projects. The Foundation’s Improving Pastures Initiative is supported by the NC Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Golden LEAF Foundation, NC Cattlemen Association, NC State Cooperative Extension + Amazing Grazing Program, NC Farm Bureau, plus others. More workshops will be announced in the Fall!
–Michelle Lovejoy, N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation