Pasture Management Mentorship Program

Pasture Management Mentorship Program

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About the Program

The Farms at Work Pasture Management Mentorship Program has been designed to provide novice graziers with the skills and experience they need in order to manage grazing animals as a business. The focus of the program will be on thought-intensive management systems, and the facilities required for a single grazier to safely and effectively manage free-ranging animals both as individuals and as a cohesive unit.

Following the progression of the pasture season, field days will be built around experiential learning and practical field work, supplemented by recommended readings, an online forum for group discussion, guest lecturers and field trips. The program's comprehensive curriculum has been designed by our highly respected grazier-mentor, and will emphasize hands-on skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Fencing & soil testing
  • Interpreting soil analyses & species adaptations
  • Cattle handling, fencing & facilities 
  • Diversity, resilience & strategic planning
  • Enterprise stacking & economics

In order to maintain a high level of quality instruction and hands-on learning opportunities, a maximum of eight mentees will be accepted into the program. 

Registration Fees: 


Approximate Dates: 

Five field days from early-April to fall 2015


Northumberland County