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Ontario Forage Council is excited to continue our partnership with the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association to extend the Advanced Grazing Mentorship Program with a series of pasture walks in the summer of 2023.

Each of OFC’s Ontario Advanced Grazing Mentors will host a field day that highlights a different rotational grazing Best Management Practice (BMP). Due to the generous funding from the Farmers for Climate Solutions, these events are offered free of charge.

Registration is open for the walks here.

Dean Cober will kick off the series in Grey County on Saturday, June 17, with a live paddock design workshop and animal movement demo.

Mike Swidersky, Anita O’Brien and Christine O’Reilly (OMAFRA) will be presenting demos on how to fence in tricky situations as well as managing your supply with precision pasture management, and a rising plate meter demo.

Attendees are invited to bring their fence tester to join in the demonstration.

Arrive a few minutes early to register and get your coffee and muffin, then stay a few minutes after the demos to chat over light sandwiches.

Water and accessible washroom will be onsite.

Anita O’Brien will host the second event in Leeds County on Saturday, June 24, where the focus will be on water systems.

Birgit Martin hosts the final field day on Manitoulin Island on Saturday, Aug. 12, where attendees will learn about carrying capacity.

More details on the agendas for these walks are coming soon.

Grey County – Saturday, June 17
   Host: Dean Cober
   TopicPaddock Design

Leeds County – Saturday, June 24
   Host: Anita O’Brien
   TopicWater Systems

Manitoulin Island – Saturday, Aug. 12
   Host: Birgit Martin
   TopicCarrying Capacity

All walks run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

These pasture walks are registered Knowledge Sharing Events (KSE) for On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF).


source: media release, Ontario Forage Council


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