Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Trinity Point Church of God, Clarion, PA
180 W. Trinity Drive
Clarion, PA 16214

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Brittany Dittemore
Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development Council

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Agenda -  March 21, 2018

7:45-8:30 am - Registration

8:30-8:40 am - Welcome & Introductions

8:40-9:40 am - Teddy Gentry Part 1 - Efficiency of cow calf production; the material side

9:40-10:10 am - Break

10:10-11:10 am -  Breakout Sessions

A. Tara Felix- Advance nutrition in beef cows

B. Gary Gilmore - Charcoal; helping your live stock and building soil

C. Ron Gargasz - Health benefits grass finished beef

11:10-12:00 pm - Meg Grzeskiewicz - Generating cash flow in cow-calf operations

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm - Teddy Gentry, Part 2 - Efficiency of cow calf production; the material side

2:00-2:30 pm - Break

2:30-3:30 pm - Local Farmers - Dawson Dibbern, George Gaffron, & Gary Yeaney

Evening Session - March 21, 2018

6:30-8:30 pm - Greg Judy - How to find and develop profitable grazing leases & economical water and fencing construction on grazing operations.

Agenda - March 22, 2018

7:45-8:30 am - Registration

8:30-8:40 am - Welcome & Introductions

8:40-9:40 am Greg Judy - Building healthy soil and profits with planned grazing

9:40-10:10 am - Break

10:10-11:10 am -  Breakout Sessions

A. Melanie BarkleyWinter feed budgets...how much of what?

B. Aaron Miller- The economics of marketing grass-fed beef

C. Russ Wilson- Nutrient recycling in adaptive grazing systems

11:10-12:00 pm - Jessica Williamson- Extending your grazing season

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-2:00 pmGreg Judy - Monitoring animal performance with planned grazing

2:00-2:30 pm - Break

2:30-3:30 pm - Speaker Panel


21st Annual Spring Grazing Conference

This year's conference is being held over two days, Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22, 2018 at the Trinity Point Church of God in Clarion, PA. Two keynote speakers Teddy Gentry and Greg Judy bring a wealth of knowledge gained through experience in tuning and evaluating the many pieces of a grazing system to maximize functionality and profitability.

Mr. Gentry will share his insights into breeding cattle to fit environmental conditions along with how grazing management has benefitted his beef cattle operation. Gentry owns and operates the Bent Tree Cattle Co., located near Fort Payne.  Mr. Greg wrote a book, entitled “NO RISK RANCHING, Custom Grazing On Leased Land”, which gives a complete breakdown on the methods they used to build their operation of 1,600 acres from scratch. 

Teddy Gentry, County Music Legend


Greg Judy, Author


This event is being presented by Headwaters RC&D Council, USDA-NRCS, USDA-Rural Development, Clarion County Conservation District,  Clearfield County Conservation District, Jefferson County Conservation District, Venango County Conservation District, Penn State Extension, Foundations for PA Watersheds, Dean's Dairy, PA Grazing Lands Coalition, Northwest Community Foundation, and PA Project Grass.