On June 15th, North Peace Applied Research Association will be hosting an engaging full day workshop and a local pasture walk with Greg Judy, in which he will share his innovative ideas and speak on his own farming experiences, both successes and failures.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration – $20 for members, $30 for non-members
9:00 – 10:00 How to Think Like a Grazer
10:00 – 10:30 Fencing and Water Techniques
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 For Maximum Profits, Focus on Daily Animal Performance.
11:45 – 12:00 Questions
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Included with registration)
1:00 – 3:30 Pasture Walks
3:30 – 4:00 Wrap up with questions
Please register in advance for catering purposes.
Register by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 1-780-836-0641
Tickets are $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members.
Greg and Jan Judy are famous for their farming operation that includes of 1400 acres of 16 farms, four owned and 12 leased in Rucker, Missouri. They graze grass genetic South Poll cows, cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, bulls, stockers and a parasite resistant St. Croix hair sheep flock, a goat herd, and Tamworth pigs. They also direct market grass-fed beef, lamb, and pork.
The Judy’s place emphasis is on working in balance with nature and keeping inputs low. They do this by installing bird houses around farms for natural fly and insect control, wean calves and lambs are naturally, and providing their livestock with rich grazing pastures and fresh, clean water every day.
Ultimately, both Greg and Jan Judy have a purpose of creating healthy farms and healthy farmers. They do their best to mimic nature to improve their land, water, and animals “We’re going to build soil, we’re going to regenerate these farms, and we’re going to have a good quality of life.”
Greg shares his success by speaking, writing, and creating videos on his farming business. By promoting his grazing techniques, he hopes to help other ranchers create a lush forage and a sustainable environment. “Giving back to our farming community, to the current generation and the next, drives us to share what we’ve learned – what worked and what didn’t. We want to help you find your path to success.”
The July Tour is set for July 27th at the North Peace Applied Research Farm.
Doors open at 5:00pm, come to see the farm and talk about research and events.
Supper at 6:00pm, enjoy a meal with the NPARA staff and other local producers.
Speaker Presentations at 6:45pm
Research and variety tour starts at 8:00pm
Enjoy guest speakers…
Dr. Boyd Mori Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci – Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept University of Alberta. Whos research is focused on the development of integrated pest management (IPM) for insect pests in field and horticultural agroecosystems. Dr. Mori’s research strives to provide growers with sustainable pest control strategies that reduces the reliance on insecticides and conserves beneficial species (i.e. natural enemies and pollinators).
Jason Casselman, Agronomy Specialist for Canola Council of Canada, Fairview AB.
Christi Friesen, Region 1 Director for Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Brownvale, AB
Please RSVP in advance for catering purposes.
$20.00 for members
$30.00 for non-members
RSVP at email@example.com or 780-836-0641
Join us for a forage tour at the NPARA research farm on August 5th (10am-3pm). Guest speaker Barry Yaremcio (Yaremcio Ag Consulting Ltd) will do a presentation and accompany for a walking tour of the annual and perennial forage plots. Topics include: crop staging for maximizing cattle gains with annual forages, and the use of alternative feed for ration balancing. Free event. Lunch will be provided.
Join us at the NPARA research farm on the 21st of July for our annual field tour. New trials include: spring camelina, lupins, and corn intercrops. Guest speakers are Melissa Werkema (Future Analytics Inc), and Dan Doll (Alberta Canola Producers Commission). Melissa will present on the benefits of tissue testing via “sap analysis”, a new method for measuring in-crop plant nutritional levels.
Join us at the NPARA research farm on July 20th (9am) for a soil health workshop with Joel Williams (Integrated Soils). In the afternoon, Joel will accompany us, and we will head to Jackknife Creek Farms to visit two fields (cover crop mixture for swath grazing, and barley/annual ryegrass intercrop).
Join us for our first tour of the season! New trials include corn intercropping, camelina variety, lupin variety trials. The tour will also feature renown soil health practitioner and researcher Dr.Abbey Wick, where she will hold a workshop and discuss practical solutions to improve soil health on your farm.