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Wednesday, December 6 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Livestock Production LIMITED

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In this session, three farmers will delve into the nuances of livestock production, discussing grassfed grazing, animal health, quality and nutrition of product, husbandry, financial return and quality of life for the farmer. Ridge Shinn runs a grassfed beef production in Massachussetts, co-founded Hardwick Beef, and develops markets and distribution systems for 100% grass-fed beef throughout the northeast. Erica Frenay owns and operates Shelterbelt Farm, an integrated livestock and perennials farm near Ithaca, NY and is the livestock specialist for the Cornell Small Farms Program. Kelly Mulville manages Paicines Ranch in California and runs an agricultural design service. 


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Big Picture Beef

Big Picture Beef aims to establish a model for producing 100% grass-fed beef  that will revive the Northeast rural economy.Our goal is not only to produce local, delicious, healthy beef, but also to rejuvenate farmland and return a fair price to farmers.  We plan to expand the market... Read More →
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Erica Frenay

Program Manager, Shelterbelt Farm / Cornell Small Farms Program
Erica Frenay owns and operates Shelterbelt Farm, an integrated livestock and perennials farm she and her husband Craig started from scratch on 25 overgrown acres near Ithaca, NY, inspired by Erica's training in Holistic Management and planned grazing. Shelterbelt has been growing steadily over its 8 years, adding leased land and... Read More →
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Kelly Mulville

Paicines Ranch
The focus of Kelly’s work is to create agricultural systems that restore ecological health to landscapes and reconnect humans to the natural world.  Integrating livestock into perennial and annual cropping systems in order to better mimic nature has been the basis for his design... Read More →


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