Planned Grazing and Pasture Cropping Workshop

Cibolo Nature Center – Herff Farmhouse
33 Herff Rd.
Boerne, TX 78006
5:30-8:30 PM

Join us for an evening at the Cibolo Nature Center Herff Farmhouse. The Soil for Water initiative focuses on catching and holding more water in the soil and fostering opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. We will start the evening off with a BYOB happy hour and Land Stewardship Bingo to give you the opportunity get to know other graziers in your community and share experiences and knowledge with each other.

Light snacks will be provided including appetizers made with Parker Creek Ranch grass-fed beef. Happy hour will be followed by an educational program with Travis and Mandy Krause, owners of Parker Creek Ranch, and NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell. You can expect to learn how to improve forage quality and quantity and mitigate the effects of inclement weather on your pastures.

As weather patterns become more unpredictable developing a grazing system is critical to ensure profitability, improve animal performance, reduce labor, and enhance the ecology of the overall landscape. Travis and Mandy Krause will share their knowledge and experience from ten years of grazing livestock at Parker Creek Ranch. You can expect to learn how to improve forage quality and quantity and mitigate inclement weather’s effects on your pastures.

Colin Mitchell will explain how to effectively use cover crops on your pastures to provide a diverse, protein rich forage for your livestock and build soil health to benefit your bottom line.
Pasture cropping is an effective way of regenerating degraded pastures by:

• reducing erosion and runoff
• increasing biological diversity
• recycling and mining nutrients
• increasing organic matter
• outcompeting invasive species
• and much more

Space is limited. Please call 479-587-3479 or email KaraK@NCAT.org to register.