Open Gate: V6 Ranch Day
Preserving the “Cowboy Side of California”:
Innovative Practices to Continue the Ranching Lifestyle
September 7, 2016
V6 Ranch in Parkfield, CA
Are you a rancher interested in learning about innovative income-producing enterprises?
Would you like to visit a sustainable, profitable, multi-generational operation that raises both grass-fed and conventional beef while benefitting from tourism?
Would you like to learn more about how a conservation easement could help save your ranch and improve family relationships?
Do you want to learn how we can heal our land and cultivate a more vibrant community with a healthier food system?
Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day, connect with others who care about a healthy food system and help strengthen your local communities. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown.
Cost and Agenda
Advanced registration is $25 per person (includes lunch) and closes on August 30th, 2016.
|Wednesday||September 7, 2016|
|9:30am||Introduction & Orientation - K. Harris|
|9:40am||V6 Ranch: Our Holistic 3-Legged Stool - J. Varian 1) Balance by Making Decisions Towards Triple Bottom Line 2) Diversity With 3 Enterprise Areas 3) Succession With 3 Generations on the Ranch|
|10:15am||Range Restoration: Innovative Treatments for Chemise and Tackling Tumbleweed - R. Larsen & D. Rao|
|10:45am||Carpool to Durham Ranch: Grazing Practices for Grass-Fed Beef - J & J Varian, K. Harris (move cattle; discuss grazing plan & irrigation system, forage assessment exercise)|
|Noon||Lunch Featuring V6 Grass-Fed Beef at Parkfield Café|
|1:00pm||Carpool to Horse Camp Facilities: Pistachio Orchard: Innovative Weed Control - J Varian|
|1:30pm||V6 Ranch Tour: Horse Camp Facilities & Agri-Tainment - J. & B. Varian|
|2:00pm||Small Group Exercise to Monitor Ecosystem Processes: How Does the Water flow: Fast or Slow? - K. Harris, and other presenters|
|2:45pm||Saving Ranches With Conservation Easements - A. Mills|
|3:15pm||Assessing Communication Exercise: Monitoring for More Effective Leadership - G. Work|
|3:45pm||Evaluations and Closing Q&A|
This event is made possible due to the generosity of our funders :
Sallie Calhoun – The Christiano Family Fund
Thanks to the following Collaborators and Outreach Partners
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