Beef: It's Meant for Grazing

Event Details

July 25, 2014
The Ortensi Farm and Equine Center, 765 Chyle Rd, Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Bernie and Greg Ortensi of The Ortensi Farm and Equestrian Center LLC will host a field day focused on their beef grazing operation.  Join them to learn how they graze, cover crop and grow small grains for their herd.  Karen Hoffman, Nutrition and Animal Scientist and Dave Roberts Grazing Specialists for USDA-NRCS will talk about ration balancing, pasture layout and how to manage pasture species for optimum forage quality.  Robert Perry, NOFA-NY field crop educator, will share his insight growing small grain and cover cropping systems. 

Registrations Instructions: To pre-register and pay, shop online at or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509 to make payment. Registration is $10/person and $15/two or more people from the same farm. Pre-registration is encouraged and closes at 4pm on July 22nd (after this, registration will be taken at the event—please arrive 15 minutes early to walk-in register).

Sponsors/Funders: This field day is sponsored by the USDA Risk Management Agency, Outreach and Assistance Program and OREI Grant.