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Wednesday, December 6 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mimicking Nature: Integrating Livestock into Perennial and Annual Cropping Systems LIMITED

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Integrating livestock into cropping practices can foster profound benefits to soil health, crop quality, ease (and enjoyment) of farming, biodiversity and profitability. This practice enables the farm to more effectively mimic nature by enhancing ecosystem processes like water and mineral cycles. Additionally, substantial reductions in off-site fertility, farm labor, tractor use and fossil fuel consumption are the norm in farms that intelligently integrate livestock into their cropping practices. This presentation will give particular attention to the role of holistic design in creating successful farming practices. Questions and discussions will be encouraged during this session.

Specific topics will include:

  • Designing new and modifying existing farming systems for livestock integration
  • Grazing management in cropping systems
  • Food safety issues
  • Livestock species, class and variety considerations
  • Examples of specific practices: vegetable crops, vineyards, orchards and grains
  • Cropping/livestock planning
This workshop will be streamed live on www.facebook.com/stonebarns/

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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 →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
East Haybarn