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Pasture Walk at Shew Family Farm
June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Rural Action for a pasture walk at Shew Family Farm where Pete and Marjie have been raising 100% grass fed & grass finished angus beef since 1979. We will be joined by Bob Hendershot, who is retired from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as the state grassland conservationist and state (GLCI) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative coordinator.
The pasture walk will cover topics including…
Shew Family Farm and its history
Managing pasture to grow more forage in the summer
Planning for fall and winter grazing
Weed control — to clip or not to clip?
“Manage your pasture so they never have a bad day.”
Other income streams such as agritourism
Welcome and overview of Rural Action
Introduction to Shew Family Farm
Overview of pasture and livestock management
Pasture walk with open conversation
On-farm cabin visit – discussion on agritourism
Remember to bring shoes that you can walk in and plenty of water! Parking is plentiful. Please keep an eye out for Rural Action event signs to direct you towards the farm.