Penn Soil RC&D Council will co-sponsor a Grass-fed Grazing Workshop and Marketing Field day on September 4, 2018 at the Miller Livestock Company Farm near Kinsman, Ohio from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to benefit grass fed beef producers from northwest PA and northeastern OH. The Miller Livestock Company farm is located at 9590 Kinsman Pymatuning Road, Kinsman, Ohio, however, the farm is just 2-3 miles west of the PA-OH state line, so it is well placed to benefit grass fed producers from both states.
Aaron & Melissa Miller of the Miller Livestock Company, Inc will be our hosts for the field day and they have been farming for nearly 35 years, raising grass fed and pastured livestock for direct-to-market sales since 1999. Aaron and Melissa will guide a farm tour and discuss grass-fed meat production, animal evaluation, and selection. NRCS staff from PA and OH will highlight watering systems, forage Identification, and soil health information.
The Field Day will also feature Douglas Katz, Executive Chef at fire food and drink restaurant at Shaker Square in Cleveland, Ohio. Chef Katz is an advocate for healthy, local, and sustainable food systems and will discuss topics related to marketing your products such as product selection and availability, pricing, relationship building, and contracting orders.
The cost of attending the workshop is $10.00 per person which includes a hearty lunch featuring Miller Livestock Company grass fed beef. Please register early as space may be limited. Registration is available online with a credit card by clicking this link or you can print a registration form and mail a check to Penn Soil RC&D Council at 4000 Conewango Avenue; Warren, PA to reserve your spot at the field day. If you have a disability and require accommodation to attend, please contact us at 814-726-1441 extension 1.
The workshop and field day for the benefit grass based livestock producers is being co-sponsored by PA Grazing Lands Coalition, Northwest PA Project Grass, Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District.