Gearld Fry Field Days

Announcement: Because of illness, Gearld Fry has had to cancel the SFA field days scheduled for Aug. 14-15, 2014. Please stay tuned for announcements regarding rescheduled dates.

As part of our ongoing Keep Cattle in Minnesota project and GrazeFest series of grass-based livestock events, SFA is proud to announce two farmer networking and educational events with cattle-breeding expert Gearld Fry.

The events will take place in Morris and near Wadena. Cost is $40 for SFA members and $50 for nonmembers; registration includes lunch. Current SFA members received a discount code in a members-only email; questions about membership status should be directed to gro.n1440851641m-afs1440851641@nosa1440851641j1440851641.

The Morris day will begin with Gearld leading a beef genetics discussion at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. Next, the group will caravan to the Mark Erickson farm, where Gearld will lead a hands-on session on how to pick breeding stock for grassed beef.

The Wadena day will begin with a discussion with Gearld on dairy genetics for grass-based dairy operations, followed by a caravan to Midd-Minn Dairy, 17784 Country Road 7, Verndale, where Gearld will lead a hands-on session on picking dairy animals for grass-based dairies.

Fry has decades of experience around the world in selecting and breeding cattle that will perform on a 100 percent forage diet. He is the founder of Bovine Engineering & Consulting and the American Herbataurus Society, and his wisdom and understanding in the field is greatly valued.

For more information, contact Keep Cattle in Minnesota coordinator Wayne Monsen at moc.l1440851641iamg@1440851641nesno1440851641mw1440851641.

These events are sponsored by West Central MDI and Organic Valley.

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