Agriculture education events planned in Lycoming County
Rod Morehart, of the Lycoming County Conservation District, released the following list of agriculture education events that are open to the public.
• March 5 — Profitable Meat Marketing workshop, 6-9 p.m. Matt LeRoux, agriculture marketing specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, will teach attendees how to market meat from their farms and make a profit. Refreshments and snacks sponsored by Dave and Holly Albert’s Misty Mountain Farm. The free meeting will be held in the Lysock View Complex’s Chapel Room, 542 County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township. For more information, call Don Woodring at 570-726-0022, ext. 3821. To register, call 1-877-345-0691 or visit https://extension.psu.edu/profitable-meat-marketing-workshop.
• March 13 — Soil Health meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nationally known speakers Ray Archuleta and Steve Groff will discuss soil health principles, grazing and cover crops. Dr. John Tooker, of Penn State University, will speak on integrated pest management. Perry County dairy farmer Dave McLaughlin will explain the combination of no-till, cover crops and manure as the keys to improving soil health on his operation. Registration and a fee of $25 is due by March 5. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy. To register, or for more information, call the Lycoming County Conservation District at 570-433-3003.
• March 19 — Horse Pasture Management, 6 p.m. Donna Foulk, equine educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension, will discuss how to manage pastures to optimize growth and minimize soil erosion. The free meeting will take place at Hoss’s Steak House; meal not included. Registration is required by March 12. To register, or for more information, call Morehart at 570-329-1619.