Montgomery SCD hosted a Grazing Workshop for Mid-TN folks interested in learning more about proper grazing techniques. Phil M. Baggett opened up his farm, home of TN Grass Fed, to more than 70 attendees on August 16th. Greg Brann, Grazing Coordinator for the TN Association of Conservation Districts (TACD) and Dr. Jim Green, Grazing Specialist, presented visual instruction and demonstrations on understanding plants, evaluating pastures, what happens when things go wrong, hay vs. graze economics, fencing and troubleshooting techniques, addressing feed shortages, protecting resources, and cost share program eligibility.
After indoor workshop and farm tour demonstrations, attendees sampled the 100% grass fed beef burgers raised and processed on the hosting farm. Baggett has been working with USDA-NRCS for many years developing an effective and cost efficient grazing plan.
This event was sponsored by Montgomery SCD, the TN Association of Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the TN Dept. of Agriculture. For more information on developing a grazing plan on your farm, please contact our office, 931-368-0252 x 3.