Learn about grazing management from experienced and informed ranchers and researchers on May 6, 2015 at a spring grazing conference to be held at the Washington Family Ranch near Antelope, Oregon. The conference will be followed by two concurrent one-day workshops on May 7, 2015: Monitoring Grasslands and Holistic Planned Grazing. This two-day program is being co-sponsored by Washington Family Ranch (WFR), Country Natural Beef (CNB) and the Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management (PNCHM). In addition to grazing livestock, the Washington Family Ranch, formerly known as the Big Muddy Ranch, has become a Young Life camping resort and event center. The ranch has modern facilities that accommodate many gatherings in a beautiful rural atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to get away from regular activities and focus on learning and exchanging ideas. For more information, follow this link.
Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A & M is the keynote speaker for the conference. The focus of Teague’s research is identifying management practices that regenerate grasslands and sustain the people depending on the land. His work is unique because it encompasses whole ranch units. His studies show higher profits, healthier ecosystems and more resilient rural communities from multi-paddock grazing compared to continuous grazing. Teague will speak on the benefits of holistic planned grazing and other types of multi-paddock grazing when compared to traditional grazing practices.