We are pleased to announce the comeback of Grasstravaganza! Many graziers probably remember the conferences held in Binghamton in 2004 and 2008, and thanks to the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, it will be held again in 2014 in a new way!
For starters, the conference will be held during the grazing season instead of winter - and will include both well-known keynote speakers and farm tours. The speakers that are lined up include Ray Archuleta, the NRCS soil guy from North Carolina who has been traveling the country promoting soil health, and whose videos have been featured in this newsletter. The other two speakers will add and build on Ray's message. We will have both Jerry Brunetti of Agri-Dynamics who is known for the soil-to-plant-to-animal-to-human health message, and Jim Gerrish, former University of Missouri researcher, writer, and now cattle rancher and consultant from Idaho! It's a trifecta of great grazing and soil health speakers.
Mark your calendar now: registration information as well as tour descriptions will be forthcoming soon, so keep your eyes and ears open!