10 episodes

Discussing all things grazing. Grass farmers from all over PA will discuss their operation, and give useful tips to other graziers. Rotational grazing, sustainable farming, cover crops, and soil health are just a few examples of what can be found on The Graziers Grapevine

The Graziers Grapevine The Graziers Grapevine

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Discussing all things grazing. Grass farmers from all over PA will discuss their operation, and give useful tips to other graziers. Rotational grazing, sustainable farming, cover crops, and soil health are just a few examples of what can be found on The Graziers Grapevine

    PA Farm to Family Table

    PA Farm to Family Table

    Today’s podcast is beneficial to both farmers as well as consumers wishing to buy local. Given the times we’re in currently, Heidi wanted to put together a group where farmers and consumers could come together to give access to local farm products. Her Facebook group, which has grown to over 4,000 members can be found at PA Farm to Family Table+

    • 18 min
    Episode 23 – Margot Mays on Women for the Land Learning Circles

    Episode 23 – Margot Mays on Women for the Land Learning Circles

    Hi everyone! Today we’re speaking with Margot Mays of the Mid-Atlantic region of American Farmland Trust. She will discuss the increase in women owned/operated farms and women land owners. She will give us information on the upcoming Women for the Land learning circles that will take place in the Central PA area.

    Below you will find a link to register for the events as well as a list of the farms that are participating in each of the 7 counties.

    Registration and more information:

    Farm Locations:

    Dauphin County-  https://jubileecheese.com in Middletown

    Perry County- Whitmer Farm in Liverpool

    York County- www.hornfarmcenter.org in Hellam

    Lebanon County- www.goldfinchmeadows.com in Jonestown 

    Adams – no farm, touring the SCD office

     

    • 28 min
    Episode 22 – Mortality Disposal

    Episode 22 – Mortality Disposal

    In the final episode of our series with Shelly Dehoff and Beth Futrick we discuss mortality disposal and the 4 legal methods to handle in in Pennsylvania. While its always heartbreaking to lose an animal, we need to know how to dispose of that animal properly.

    Attached below are handouts on what was discussed in this episode.

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    Livestock Poultry Mortality Disposal updated FINAL February 2016

    Contact information for the PA Ombudsmen

    Shelly O. Dehoff

    PA Agricultural Ombudsman; Eastern PA

    717-880-0848

    shellydehoff@lancasterconservation.org

    www.paagombudsman.com

    Beth Futrick

    PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program

    Blair Conservation District

    814-696-0877 x 5

     

     

    • 27 min
    Episode 21- Agricultural Erosion & Manure Management

    Episode 21- Agricultural Erosion & Manure Management

    Hi Friends!

    This is a continuation of the series with Shelly Dehoff and Beth Futrick. Today we discuss best practices for agricultural erosion and manure management as well as how it relates to good neighbor relationships.

    Below you will find links to the material we discussed in today’s episode.

    The Basics of Agricultural Erosion

    The Basics of Manure Management

    49353 – The Time is Now Brochure FINALPROOF rfs

     

    Contact Information for the PA Ombudsmen:

    Shelly O. Dehoff

    PA Agricultural Ombudsman; Eastern PA

    717-880-0848

    shellydehoff@lancasterconservation.org

    www.paagombudsman.com

    Beth Futrick

    PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program

    Blair Conservation District

    814-696-0877 x 5

     

     

    • 29 min
    Episode 20 – PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program

    Episode 20 – PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program

    Hi Friends!

    This episode is part of a small series of podcasts we’re conducting with Shelly Dehoff and Beth Futrick. Both ladies are ombudsman in their respective counties (Lancaster and Blair). Today they will discuss what an ombudsman is, what they do, and what they don’t do.

    We’ll also discuss good neighbor relations and the handling of fly complaints.

     

    Contact Information for the PA Agricultural Ombudsmen:

    Shelly O. Dehoff

    PA Agricultural Ombudsman; Eastern PA

    717-880-0848

    shellydehoff@lancasterconservation.org

    www.paagombudsman.com

    Beth Futrick

    PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program

    Blair Conservation District

    814-696-0877 x 5

     

    Below you will find resources discussed during the podcast:

    48659 – Fly brochure final FINALPROOF rfs

     

    • 33 min
    Episode 18 -Sjoerd Duiker, Ph.D., CCA Lead Researcher of the Cover Crop Grazing Project

    Episode 18 -Sjoerd Duiker, Ph.D., CCA Lead Researcher of the Cover Crop Grazing Project

    In this episode of the Graziers Grapevine, we speak with Sjoerd Duiker, Ph.D., CCA Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics. He’s also the Lead Researcher in the Cover Crop Grazing Project we’ve been discussing as a series. Sjoerd discusses his goals for the project as well as how he became involved in continuous no-till forages. He discusses the benefits to the soil that come with a no-till practice.

    Sjoerd’s participation in this project is supported by the USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture and McIntire-Stennis appropriations under project number Penn-04685, accession number 1418181

    • 47 min

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