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Training

Intensive/Rotational/Holistic Grazing on Small Acreage

Date

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Please bring your own lunch

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Mark Biaggi
Ranch Manager
TomKat Ranch, LLC

Pam Krone
Agriculture Water Quality Coordinator
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Sarah Lopez
Owner
Fiesta Farm

Mr. Joe Morris
Rancher
Morris Grassfed Beef

Allison Tokunaga
Rangeland Management Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service

John Warner
Soil Conservationist
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Contact

Pam Krone
pam.krone@noaa.gov
831-647-4238

Sponsors

Description

See also: Healthy Soils, Sustainable Human Systems

Rotational grazing, as contrasted to continuous grazing, involves rotating livestock between multiple paddocks or sub-divided pastures. Through having a resting period, forage plants can recover their energy reserves, rebuild vigor, deepen their root systems, and provide long-term maximum production

 

Topics Include:

  • Developing a grazing plan, observing plant recovery, and adaptive management
  • Issues and considerations for rotational grazing on small acreage
  • Holistic management and objective setting
  • Rotational considerations for sheep, goats, chickens & pigs
  • NRCS EQIP money and CDFA Healthy Soils Program grant support of practices
  • Soil improvement and carbon sequestration on working lands

 

The workshop consists of classroom lectures and discussion followed by a ranch tour of Fiesta Farms.

 

Registration for this meeting is open to all. If you would like to attend, please email Pam Krone at pam.krone@noaa.gov to complete your registration. Registration will close Friday, December 7th at 5 p.m.

 

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Intensive/Rotational/Holistic Grazing on Small Acreage
PDF, 42KB
Pam Krone
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program
November 2018
Workshop Flyer: Intensive/Rotational/Holistic Grazing on Small Acreage
PDF, 1.3MB
Pam Krone
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program
October 2018

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org