The 14th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Tri-County Church located just off of Interstate 80 in DuBois. The primary goal of the conference is to present the latest in grazing technology and methodology so that producers can increase on-farm income by increasing production or reducing costs.
This year, the conference will focus on pasture based systems and grazing livestock with sessions specific to the importance of improving cattle handling practices, mob grazing, equine pasture management, and renovation of pastures. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin. She overcame severe autism as a child to pursue a career as an Animal Behavior Scientist. She single handedly redesigned livestock handling equipment from the perspective of how cattle view and react to their surroundings. Success in incorporating the animal perspective into her work has helped make her a much sought after consultant. She’s a nationally known speaker at grazing conferences and with the release of a recent HBO movie about her life we are anticipating a large crowd.
The early registration fee to attend is $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch. Early registration is required by February 15, 2011. Conference information can be downloaded from the Headwaters RC&D website at www.headwaterspa.org or by calling 814-375-1372 Extension 4.
Headwaters RC&D is a nonprofit organization serving the residents of Jefferson, Elk, Clearfield, Cameron, McKean, Potter, Clinton and Centre Counties. The mission of this organization is to provide leadership through projects and partnerships that develop or enhance the sustainable cultural, environmental and economic well-being of north central Pennsylvania communities.