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Kent Farms will host Cornell Cooperative Extension event this Thursday

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Beef Pasture Walk – held rain or shine, Kent Beer Company will be open

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in Andover NY

From Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County,

Our host for the walk is Kent Farms in Andover. A family-owned and operated business with a variety of agricultural interests including evergreens, Christmas trees, grains, in addition to beef cattle. Primarily a cow/calf operation running 65 head of commercial Angus beef, the farm does finish 12-14 head/year for beef which is sold through an on-farm café. The farm is also home to Tall Pines ATV Park and hosts outdoor adventure events. 

They are currently running cattle on permanent pasture system. We’ll look at impacts of rest on pasture, discuss how soil fertility and structures impact the quantity/quality of forage available plus ideas for managing winter feeding areas to utilize excess nutrients, reviewing soil and forage sample reports. 

Your welcome to come early or stay late to check out the Kent Beer Company, their on farm brewery which will be open from 5-9 pm that evening.

The event is free thanks to the partial support from the National Grazing Lands Coalition and is one in a series hosted by CCE Allegany; CCE Chautauqua; CCE Livingston; CCE Northwest NY & Southwestern NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field.

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