Posts Tagged ‘pasture walk’

Pasture Walk at Collyer Brook Farm in Gray this Saturday

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Maine Grass Farmers Network (MGFN) and North Star Sheep Farm are hosting a pasture walk and fencing workshop on Saturday, July 13, 2013 beginning at 3:00 p.m., at Collyer Brook Farm in Gray, Maine.

The workshop will feature presentations by MGFN board member Ben Hartwell on fencing options, installation tips and design features for new and experienced grazers. The farm, at 17 Megquier Road in Gray, is owned and operated by Lisa and Phil Webster of Windham, Maine.

The Maine Grass Farmers Network collaborates with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association; and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

For more information about MGFN or this pasture walk, or to request disability accommodations, contact Rick Kersbergen, richard.kersbergen@maine.edu or 207.342.5971. More information about North Star Sheep Farm is online.

Old Crow Ranch Site of Pasture Walk

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension announces a pasture walk on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Old Crow Ranch, 427 Davis Road, Durham, Maine.

Pasture improvements made possible with the Maine Grass Farmers Network’s (MGFN) no-till drill will be discussed. MGFN members may use the no-till drill, which helps soil retain moisture and reduces erosion. A demonstration of how to use the drill to improve species composition in pastures begins at 3:00 p.m. A discussion of multi-species grazing used at Old Crow Ranch will be at 4:00 p.m. For more information, or to request disability accommodations, contact Richard Kersbergen at 207.342.5971 or richard.kersbergen@maine.edu.

Steve Sinisi established Old Crow Ranch in 2008 with assistance from Land for Maine’s Future and Royal River Conservation Trust. Sixty-five of the 70 acres were placed into an agricultural easement that preserves the farmland in perpetuity; Sinisi and Seren Huus built their homestead and farm on the remaining five acres.

The Maine Grass Farmers Network collaborates with UMaine Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

For more information about Old Crow Ranch, visit their website.