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Northern Indiana Grazing Conference

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Friday, February 1

 8:00 a.m. Welcome – Ray Yoder, Chairman

8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker – Ray Archuleta– “How to make a Desert.”

9:15 a.m. Break-out Sessions:

      James Swantz- “Creating the Grass-Fed Mindset.”

      Will Smith– “Success from Scratch (beef &poultry)” 

10:00 a.m. BREAK

10:30-11:45 a.m. Break-out Session:

      Farmer Panel- “Dairy Farming, Keeping the Passion Alive.” -Steve                     Kaufman, Glen Mast, Eddie Imhoff, moderated by Corneal Troyer.

      Will Smith– “Marketing What You Produce.”

11:45 a.m. LUNCH

1:00-2:00 p.m. Break-out Session:

      Dr. Ross Springer– “Vets Perspective on Organic Dairy.”

      Ben Hartman– “Lean Management/Produce Production.”

2:00 p.m. BREAK

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ray Archuleta- “Creating an Oasis.”

3:30 p.m. Dismissal

Saturday, February 2

8:00 a.m. Welcome – Ray Yoder, Chairman

8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker–Myron Martin-“Unleashing the Power of Your Soil.”

9:15 a.m. BREAK

9:45 a.m. Break-out Sessions:

      Raymond Miller & Floyd Yoder-Custom Heifer raising , moderated by Ray Yoder  

      Karen Geiser– “Homegrown Food as Medicine.”

10:30-11:30 a.m. Break-out Session:

      Roundtable Discussion– James Swantz and Myron Martin– “Managing                                                      Grass Fed Farm.”

      Denise Ellsworth- “Creating a Pollinator Habitat.”

11:30 a.m. LUNCH

12:45 –1:45 p.m. Break-out Sessions:

      Jeremy House- “Capturing the Benefits of Animals while Capturing                                           the Benefits of Row Crop Income. “

      Karen Geiser— “Year Round Gardening.”

1:45 p.m. BREAK

2:15-3:00 p.m. Local Shipshewana Fire Department– Farm Safety

3:00 p.m. Dismissal – Ray Yoder, Chairman

Earlier Event: January 25
Midwest Health & Wellness Expo
Later Event: February 1
MEC Pajama Party