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Grazing Conference Early Registration Deadline Extended

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Good News Procrastinators!

Grazing Conference Early Registration Extended to April 26

Too busy filing your income taxes to register for Northwest Grazing Conference 2017? We understand. Just for you, we’ve extended the early registration deadline to April 26.

If you’ve been planning to sign up but haven’t gotten around to it, now’s your chance.

More conference info on our main conference page, or

Click on this Register now button to register for the conference

Thank You Conference Sponsors

Soil Builder

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Southworth Brothers Ranch

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Save the Date! Holistic Management Grazing Conference 2017 Scheduled for May 10 & 11

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Informal discussion among conference attendees and presenters is as valuable as formal presentations at the Grazing Conference

Join Us in Pendleton for the Roots of Resilience Holistic Management Grazing Conference 2017

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Roots of Resilience 2017 Grazing Conference.

Dates: May 10 & 11, 2017

Location: We’re excited to be holding our 2017 Holistic Management Grazing Conference at the Pendleton Convention Center in Pendleton, Oregon.

Program Schedule, Registration, & Other Details

We are currently firming up our workshop schedule. To get on our list for email updates, please email us at info@pnchm.org.

Want to be part of the conference?

Interested in presenting a workshop, panel discussion, or other session? Would you like to be a conference sponsor or exhibitor? Please contact our conference chair, Doug Warnock, dwarnock@columbiainet.com, with your ideas.

Everything You Want to Know About Farming But Were Afraid to Ask

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Spokane Small Farm Expo to Feature Livestock Workshops by Roots Educators

This year’s Small Farm & Food Expo in Spokane, Washington, is coming up November 5. Choose from dozens of classes.

This full-day conference full day of classes and speakers will have lots of useful information for every small acreage farmer, garden enthusiast, and foodie. There’s even a special youth track.

Roots of Resilience is curating the livestock sessions, including:

Low Stress Livestock Handling

This 2-hour course includes a combination of classroom presentation and practical hands on goat herding. Whether you are a veteran cowpuncher or just getting started in livestock, this hands-on stockmanship class will give you new skills and tools to help you work with your stock’s natural instincts to get them to go where you want them and make them feel like it was their idea!

Introduction to Large Livestock

You’ve mastered chickens, maybe you’ve chased a few goats in your day. Staring down a 2,000 lb bull, however, can feel like a big leap. Learn the basics of care, nutrition, and infrastructure requirements for large livestock.

So You Want to Work With Animals (Youth Track)

Working with animals  can be rewarding and fun and sometimes challenging. Here is a chance to learn more about possible career options working with pets, livestock, and other animals—from veterinarian to zoo keeper, from farmer to dog trainer—and more in between.

Should I Call the Vet?

This class provides some guidelines on common farm health issues and tips for deciding when to call the vet or when you can handle it yourself. Learn what constitutes a time sensitive emergency or something beyond the average farmer’s comfort or skill level.

Holistic Grazing Planning

Learn how you can turn your herd or flock into a carbon-sequestering, water-retaining, soil-building, grass-growing machine. By carefully planning when and where your animals will be, you can actually reverse decertification, increase stocking capacity, and have plenty of habitat and feed left over for wildlife. Learn from a team of veterans with decades of experience in Holistic Planned Grazing in this hands-on 2-hour class.

Holistic Land Planning

Too often, farmers are stuck working around crumbling infrastructure. Whether it’s a corral with a poor design, or placement of a production field that isn’t ideal. This class will show you a process to figure out the best possible infrastructure layout for your farm or ranch, and then help you create a path to move from your existing infrastructure layout to the farm of your dreams!

Ecological Land Monitoring

Get scientific and discover ways to monitor ecological factors on your farm or ranch. When you have a baseline, you can monitor changes and improvements based on new techniques you want to try.

Ready to Sign Up?

You can find more info and links to registration at the Expo Home Page.