This tour features hands-on activities with cattle on pastures. Producers will leave with an understanding of paddock fencing and watering system components, with in-depth discussion about evaluation of diverse cover crop mixes including rooting structure and soil health indicators.

High stock density grazing will be demonstrated with a small herd of Angus cattle, and we’ll talk about the use of alternative forages for pasture production. Other topics will soil health principles for both cropping and livestock operations using a rainfall simulator demonstration and how annual forages can be used to renovate a degraded pasture without doing any tillage.

Bus leaves Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

*Note: No restrooms will be available; walking and standing involved; accessible from the grounds by walking.

2022 Event Information

Dates

August 9, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 10, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 11 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council

2022 Event Information

Dates

August 9, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 10, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 11 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council