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Two Pasture Walks Announced for October 25th and 29th in SWNY

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is hosting two pasture walks, scheduled for the last week in October.

On Monday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Kramer Farms LLC in Erie County will host a walk. A second walk will be held from 1 to 3 p.m Friday, Oct. 29, at the Heaven Scent Farm in Bath (Steuben County). The programs are free to attend but registration is required to accurately plan for materials and for notification purposes.

Leading the pasture walks will be Cornell Cooperative Extension staff including: Fay Benson, former dairyman and current Cornell small dairy support specialist; Katelyn Walley-Stoll, farm business management specialist; and Amy Barkley, livestock and beginning farm specialist. They will walk the two pasture-based dairy farms to discuss pasture compaction, late fall pasture management, transitioning from pasture to winter feeds, pasture economics, and winter cattle welfare considerations.

There will be light refreshments available. Participants should be prepared to stand and walk for most of the program. Learn more and register by visiting tinyurl.com/KramerPasture and tinyurl.com/HeavenScentFarm. To register over the phone, contact Amy Barkley at 640-0844 or amb544@cornell.edu.

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