Friday, September 28, 2012

Field Day at the Busby Farm

Field Day at the Busby Farm
Friday October 12, 2012 

Visit the Allen T. Busby Farm for an opportunity to see the progress made with goats controlling invasive species in unmanaged woodlands and other innovative research.  Busby Farm is intended to be the demonstration farm for integrated agriculture and extension.  The farm will feature Organic Blueberry production, Integrated Pest Management, Rotational Multispecies Grazing and Biological Brush Control using goats.

Guest Speakers include: 
Fencing options for small ruminants - Mark Kennedy, State Grasslands Specialist USDA-NRCS

Calculating amount of available forage - Mark Kennedy, State Grasslands Specialist USDA-NRCS

Using Goats as a biological control for unwanted vegetation - Dr. An Peischel, Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist at Tennessee State University

Guided tours of ongoing research will be given in the afternoon: 
·         Organic Blueberry Research
·         IPM
·         Multispecies Grazing
·         Chicory                                                                                  
·         Aquaculture
·         Composting Facility
·         Goats in Woodlands

A light lunch will be available.  Please let us know if you have specific dietary needs. Registration fee is $25.  To register please call or e-mail Vonna Kesel at 573-681-5312 or  Registration deadline is October 1, 2012.

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