The 2015 Southern Indiana Grazing Conference agenda is set and once again I’m looking forward to this years cadre of speakers.
This is one of my favorite events to attend each year, and it is one of the best values out there for a continuing education in grazing! This is a smaller, one day event but it is an extremely reasonable seminar to attend and worth the drive to a rural area of Indiana. Register by February 18th, and the cost to attend is only $35 and includes refreshments as well as lunch ($45 after that date). On top of that, the speakers are second to none. Previous speakers include Greg Judy, Gabe Brown and Jim Gerrish to name a few. Also new this year, you can register online (small processing fee added). Please note that the conference is moving from the previous location to a newer, larger venue.
This year grazer and author Gerald Fry will be the featured speaker. Leading off for the days speakers however is Kate Yegerlehner, who is a full time grazer. Kate and her family run a 100% grass based dairy. She is a frequent contributor to Stockman Grass Farmer and is also a personal friend of mine. If you are interested in grass only dairy, you will find no better resource! The Yegerlehner family was also instrumental in helping me personally get started in farming.
I’m certain that as usual when I attend a conference, I’ll walk away with several pearls of wisdom that will save me countless dollars and heartache for years to come. If you are within a few hours drive of Oden, IN it would be well worth your while to attend this conference. There is even a small trade show that you can walk thru during the breaks. And if you happen to run into me, please stop and introduce yourself! I love chatting with all of you in person when the opportunity presents itself.
To learn more, you can visit the Davies County Soil & Water District website. I hope to see many of you there!