Young, beginning and experienced farmers interested in healthy pastures are invited to join Swift Level and
partners for a engaging and educational experience on the farm. Dr. Ed
Rayburn, WVU Extension Forage Specialist and Tootie Jones, Swift Level,
will lead an interactive walk encouraging an open dialogue with all
participants. Topics to be covered include regenerative soil health,
soil sequestration, forages and herd management. Subtopics include soil
sampling 101, seeding and root value for grasses. We will survey summer
forage areas in the process of soil and forage restoration and the
support systems developed to enhance maximum grazing capacity and growth
rate. Based on testing methods we will discuss fall and winter feeding
zones designed for maximized improvement in 2015. The Pasture Walk will
include the field agents that have assisted Swift Level in its
transitions. These folks are available to share their experiences with
Swift Level and offer support to our participants in their own farms’
"next step" with the variety of programs available. Natural Capitol Investment Fund will be on hand to discuss financial support options for farm expansion. VC2 will preview the numerous options for business growth and technical support.
For directions to Swift Level, click here.