Grass-Fed Heritage Beef

7/20/2013

NOFA-NY is hosting a field day on July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Green Heron Growers in Panama, N.Y. Please join NOFA-NY for a workshop titled Grass-Fed Heritage Beef.  Join Julie and Steve Rockcastle of Green Heron Growers as they discuss their management practices raising grass-fed heritage beef.

The field day will begin with a tour of their pastures, focusing on management-intensive grazing. The day will also include a discussion on selecting genetics and developing heritage breeds. Join the Rockcastles to hear how they have developed their herd with a focus on converting grass to delicious beef. Green Heron Growers raises 100 percent grass-fed heritage beef, certified organic chicken, eggs, shiitake mushrooms  and vegetables for conscious eaters who value quality products, animal welfare and stewardship of the land.

Visitors can stay at the farm; there is overnight camping and a grass-fed burger cookout for an additional fee of $20. Visit http://theheron.org/1769-2/ for camping details. This field day is supported by the USDA Risk Management Agency, Outreach and Assistance Program.

The registration fee is $10 per person and $15 per two or more people per farm. The registration deadline is July 24. To preregister and pay, please contact the registration coordinator, Stephanie, by phone at 585-271-1979, ext. 509, by email at register@nofany.org, or online at http://tinyurl.com/nofanyevents. More information is available at www.nofany.org.