Ranching for Resilience—A Field Day for Producers and Consumers
A part of the Savory Global Field Day Event
Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Bellingham, WA
Learn how a Holistic approach to livestock grazing and ranch management is healthier for the land and the climate, and better for producers and consumers, too.
Morning Session for Livestock Producers, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
The morning is tailored to livestock producers, agencies, and organizations.
Made possible in part by a Farm Fund Grant from the Bellingham Community Food Co-op.
Check the Field Day Program for the complete schedule.
The morning workshop is $37 per person; $17 for students and each additional person from the same family, farm, or organization.
Please click the Register now button to register and pay for the morning producer session.
Free Afternoon Session for Consumers, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The afternoon session is free for everyone. Learn about the benefits to you, the eater, and to the land, of grass-fed and grass-finished meat. Meet yaks in person. Learn how the versatile yak can produce meat, fiber, milk and be a pack animal.
Field Day Program
Concessions will be available for both sessions.
Producer Workshops/Presentations—8:30 am to 12:30 pm
8:00 am—Registration/Check In
8:40 am to 9:00 am—Holistic Approach to Farming and Ranching
9:00 am to 9:30 am—Resources and Services
9:30 am to 9:40 am—Genetic Selection
9:40 am to 10:00 am—Break
10:00 am to 10:50 am—Grazing for Resilience and Climate Change Tour
10:50 am to 11:00 am—Break
11:00 am to 11:45 am—Benefits of Producing Grass Fed/Finished Meats Panel
11:35 am to 11:45 am—Land-to-Market Program
11:45 am to 11:55 pm—Producer Cooperatives
11:55 am to 12:30 pm—Pasture Walk/Monitoring
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm—Lunch Break with music by Willie Canseco
Open House (Consumer Focused)—1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1:15 pm to 1:25 pm—Welcome
1:25 pm to 1:45 pm—Benefits to the Consumer for Local Grass Fed/Grass Finished Meats
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm—Farm Tour
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm—The Versatile Yak
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm—Visit Displays
Field Day Location
Matheson Farms: Event to be held at the Matheson Farms Main/East Farm. Please note it is now at the Farm Stand location. This is 228 East Smith Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, ¼ mile east of Guide Meridian on East Smith Road. Take the driveway on the North side of the road. Look for the red farm stand shed and signs.