Upcoming Farm Events and Workshops

Chicken Processing Class with Bright Ide Acres Farm

Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Orting

As a class participant, you will be involved in all the aspects of chicken harvesting that you choose, and will take home the whole pasture-raised chicken that you process. Class fee is $50. Register here

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  1. September 27

    Managing Weedy Pasture Plants Join Pierce CD & the Pierce County Noxious Weed Control Board for another dive into the weeds!
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  2. October 8

    Lime Application Workshop Join Pierce Conservation District at Foxglove Farm on the Key Peninsula for a workshop to demonstrate lime application with the new PCD Rhino Limer and learn why decreasing soil acidity is important for improving forage and crop production.
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​Recorded past farm events and workshops


Surviving Winter: Band-aids to Apply Now, Things to Plan for this Summer for Your Livestock Farm

Original Recording - February 8, 2022
Presentation slides can be found here.

Improving Soil Fertility with Cover Crops and Organic Amendments

Original Recording - November 20, 2021
Presentation slides can be found here.


Soil Testing and Interpreting Your Soil Test Results


Original Recording - January 25, 2022
Presentation slides and additional resources can be found here.



 
WSU Summer Cover Crop Fields Trials at Four Elements Farm

Original Recording - September 24, 2021
Presentation slides and additional resources can be found here



Hay Forage Trials Farm Tour

Original Recording - September 24, 2021
Presentation slides and additional resources can be found here



Roy Cattle and Horse Pasture Management Farm Tour 

Original Recording - May 25, 2021



No-Till Pasture Seeding Tour and Drill Training

Original Recording - May 11, 2021




 Fertilizing Pastures and Hay Fields with Manure and Organic Amendments

Original Recording - April 15, 2021
Presentation slides and additional resources can be found here



Growing Your Farm: How To Develop Your Farm Property
Working with Pierce County Planning and Public Works: Design and Permit Requirements

Original Recording - March 16, 2021
Presentation slides with active links can be found here.



Forage Management and Growing Alternative Fodders on Small Acreage, Part 2

Original Recording - March 9, 2021



Winter Mud and Manure Management


Original Recording - January 28, 2021
Presentation slides and additional resources can be found here




Preparing For A Successful Grazing Season


Original Recording - March 21, 2019



Growing Alternative Forage and Fodder Crops, Part 1


Original Recording - March 21, 2019



Grants For Farmers

Original Recording - November 27, 2019

Additional recordings of past Partner workshops



Getting Started with Pasture Management


Original Recording - June 30, 2020



Advanced Pasture Management


Original Recording - August 20, 2020


How to Begin Managing Your Livestock Manure


Original Recording - July 28, 2020



Addressing Mud Management and Heavy Use Areas


Original Recording - August 25, 2020



Soil Health Virtual Farm Showcase


Original Recording - August 20, 2020



Is Wholesaling Right For You?


Original Recording - March 18, 2020



Marketing Your Farm


Original Recording - December 22, 2020




Farm Resilience and COVID-19 in Washington

Original Recording - March 18, 2020


First Annual Cover Crop Round Table

Original Recording - March 2019