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Breakfast and Native Grass Pasture Walk at Kinloch Farm
July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
American Farmland Trust, VA Forage and Grassland Council, VWL, Eldon Farm and Kinloch Farm invite you to join them at Kinloch Farm in Fauquier County, VA on August 4th for an exciting morning presentation and pasture walk to navigate the ins and outs of establishing and grazing alternative forages such as Native Warm Season Grasses. Starting at 8:30 am, we will indulge in a delicious breakfast while our knowledgeable presenter, Dr. Pat Keyser, a Professor and Director for the Center for Native Grasslands at the University of Tennessee, fills us in on his research and experience around the potential of integrating alternative forages into livestock systems for added production, conservation and profitability.
Dr. Keyser leads comprehensive research and outreach programs focused on a broad range of issues pertinent to native grasslands. This includes work on forage production systems for livestock, the integration of forage and biomass production, answering specific management questions for native grasses, restoration of natural grassland communities, and wildlife responses to native grasslands management.
Our host, Kinloch Farm, will then be leading attendees on an informative pasture walk to see over 100 acres of their Big Bluestem (bonanza and Rountree),Switchgrass (Blackwell and Cave-In-Rock), Lile Bluestem (Camper), and Indian Grass which are both grazed and hayed.
We hope you can join us and please RSVP to Jacob Gilley of American Farmland Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 219-5015 by 12 pm on August 3rd.