Due to current local and state regulations and restrictions regarding the pandemic, reluctantly, the 2021 conference has been cancelled.

We hope to see you at the 2022 conference on February 4 and 5, 2022.

Northern Indiana

Grazing Conference


Friday, February 7, 2020

8:00-8:15 a.m.- Marlin Eash- Introduction

8:15-9:15 a.m. -Rob Yoder – “What a Passionate, Positive                                                       Attitude will do for Farming.” 

9:15-9:45 a.m.   Break

9:45-11:00 a.m. Farmer Panel: "Dealing With Extremes"

                     Paul Yoder, Marion Mishler, and Noah Martin                                      Moderated by Leon Mast

11:00-11:45 a.m. Break-out Session

        Tom Weaver- “Soil health Impact on Animal Health”                          Leroy Kuhns- “Keeping small farms viable with diversification”

11:45-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.   Break-out Session

         Tom Weaver- Calves/Heifers

         Greg Palen- “Building a Forage-based Cow”

2:00-2:30 p.m.   Break

2:30-3:30p.m.    Break-out Session

         Tom Weaver- “Stump the Consultant”

         Al Thomas- “Overwintering Bees”  

Saturday, February 8, 2020

8:00-8:15 a.m.   Marlin Eash- Introduction

8:15-9:15a.m.     John Kempf- “Maximizing Crop Production Part 1”

9:15-9:45 a.m.    Break

9:45-10:30 a.m.  Break-out Session

         Daniel Olson- “Adjusting to Market Trends”

         David Schlabach- “Backyard Orchards”

10:30-11:30 a.m. Break-out Session

         Sr. Farmer Panel:  "Farming Experiences"

                    Rob Yoder and Nelson Miller moderated by Ray Yoder

         Leroy Kuhns- Sheep

11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45-1:30p.m.  Break-out Session

·         Daniel Olson- “Finding the Energy in a Forage Sample”

·         David Schlabach- “Orchard Pruning”

·         Mervin Yoder- Kids' program

1:30-2:00p.m.    Break

2:00-3:00p.m.    John Kempf- “Maximizing Crop Production Part 2”




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All day Saturday session with Karen Geiser

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Sponsors for 2020     

Organic Valley
WBZ-Horseman's Pride Feeds
Farmers State Bank
Farm Credit Mid-America
Graze Magazine
Conservation Cropping Services
Prairie Farms
American Dairy Assn of Indiana

All Day session- Saturday  

Karen Geiser- "A Healthy Farm Kitchen"

        9:45a.m.- 10:30a.m.- Making Sauerkraut  

         10:30-11a.m.-Q&A on Sauerkraut

         11:00-11:30- Broth Making

         1:00 p.m. Making Cheese