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From the Soil Up - Rotational Grazing and Pasture Improvement - Farmer Field Day
Monday, September 23, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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From the Soil Up - Rotational Grazing and Pasture Improvement - Farmer Field Day

Valley Spirit Farm, Campbellsburg KY -- September 23, 2024 -- 9 am - 12 pm ET


At Valley Spirit Farm in Henry County, Joseph Monroe manages his beef cattle using adaptive grazing principles, providing the herd with high-quality forage and building vitally important organic matter. Nurturing a diverse warm and cool season forage and eliminating over-grazing encourages root development, supports the soil’s biological activity and water cycling, and provides a full-circle system of pasture growth and regeneration. Although the reality of frequently rotating the herd can be intensive, Joseph has continually refined his system with movable electric fencing, water and mineral access, and improved forage varieties through ongoing experimentation and observation. Join this Farmer Field Day to visit Valley Spirit’s 100+ acres of pasture and closed-herd grass-fed cattle and explore the managed grazing, reduced inputs, grazed cover crops, and ongoing land stewardship of waterways, pollinator species and native grasslands. As a Kentucky farm enrolled in OAK's USDA-supported Climate-Smart Project, Valley Spirit Farm has committed to implementing climate-smart practices and assessing whole-farm sustainability. Learn more about OAK's project at https://www.oak-ky.org/climate-smart-project. Support for this project comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities under agreement number NR233A750004G092.

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