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Native Warm Season Grass Pasture Workshop
June 23 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Greenacres Foundation for dinner and discussion followed by a walk through native-grass pasture. Speakers will deliver insights into how native grasses can make your farm more sustainable, profitable, and resilient. An RSVP is required to attend this event. Please RSVP no later than 6/15/22.
This is an outdoor event and will occur rain or shine. Greenacres will provide dinner for guests at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be a farm-to-table style buffet dinner consisting of generatively-raised products from Greenacres.
ATTENDEES WILL LEARN ABOUT:
- The process of native grass establishment, including potential obstacles
- The impact of various management practices on native grass quality
- The benefits of native grasses on animal health and performance (including summer grazing and beating the “summer slump”)
- The ecological benefits of native grasses including healthier soil, cleaner water, and pollinator and wildlife habitat
- Dr. Pat Keyser – Professor, University of Tennessee Center for Native Grassland Management
- Dr. Marília Chiavegato – Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
- Chad Bitler – Research Director, Greenacres Foundation
- Bob Hendershot – ODA, Retired NRCS Grasslands Coordinator
- More speakers announced soon
ABOUT GREENACRES LEWIS TOWNSHIP
Greenacres purchased this former tobacco and soybean farm in Brown County in 2018 and has been working to restore native pastures using generative farming techniques, while establishing an education center for local school children. Partnering with the University of Tennessee Center for Native Grassland Management, our research team has conducted trials on establishing native warm season grasses throughout the property and are looking forward to sharing their discoveries with the public.