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Photo submitted to Times Observer Beef cows grazing on the Hamilton farm. Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council will co-sponsor a Grazing Workshop on October 18 at the Eric Hamilton Farm near North Bingham, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to benefit grazing producers. The field day will be held next to the North Bingham cemetery, north of the Bingham Center Road. See Briefs...

Allegheny Outdoor Club

On October 6, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will kayak at the Nebraska bridge, near Tionesta. Members will meet at Betts Park at 1 p.m. Gary Lester is the leader. He can be reached at (814) 757-8849 for any questions.

Another activity is the Walk-in Penns Woods hosted by the Warren County Conservation District. They will hike the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area. Meet at the parking lot on Hatch Run by 1 p.m.

Project Grass Grazing Workshop

Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council will co-sponsor a Grazing Workshop on October 18 at the Eric Hamilton Farm near North Bingham, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to benefit grazing producers. The field day will be held next to the North Bingham cemetery, north of the Bingham Center Road.

Eric Hamilton will be the host for the field day. They pasture Charolais cross cattle in an intensively managed grazing system. Eric moves 175 cow-calf pairs once or twice a day to fresh grass to gain better grazing efficiency and improve forage and soil health. Russ Wilson, noted adaptive grazing practitioner, from Wilson Land and Cattle Company, will be on hand to discuss maximizing forage yields through evaluation of intensity, duration, and timing of the grazing event with the livestock. He will explain some of the advantages of high stock density grazing, time and money-saving tips he’s learned and stockpiling basics.

A tour of the farm will be included to review details of the watering system, fencing, and prescribed grazing practices. Fay Benson of Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to demonstrate soil health principles. Matt Havens of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be on hand to discuss soil maps and indicators of soil health. Pasture conditions, forage Identification, and grazing management will also be discussed.

The field day is open to the public and the cost of attending the workshop is $6 per person which includes lunch. Register early (deadline is Oct. 9) as space may be limited. Registration is available online with a credit card at the Penn Soil RC&D website at www.pennsoil.org/shop, or you can print a registration form and mail a check to Penn Soil RC&D Council at 4000 Conewango Avenue; Warren, PA 16365 to reserve your spot at the field day. If you have a disability and require an accommodation to attend, please contact us at (814) 726-1441, extension 1.

The workshop and field day for the benefit of grass-based livestock producers is being co-sponsored by PA Grazing Lands Coalition, Northwest PA Project Grass, Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Cornell and Penn State Cooperative Extensions, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Allegany, Potter, Steuben, and Tioga County Conservation Districts.

Christian Women luncheon

Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, will hold its Annual Fall Auction and luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren, from noon to 2 p.m. The featured guest will be auctioneer Geri Fox, auctioning off reusable treasures. Bring a gently used item for the auction which proceeds will benefit Village Missions. The spiritual speaker will be Kathy Joy Hoffer, Erie. Call Lee Jones at 723-5952 for reservations by October 3. Men, women, and new guests welcome. A $9 fee covers lunch, speaker, and program. The group is a non-denominational organization with no dues or membership. The ACC menu for October 8 is a chicken caesar club with broccoli soup and pears.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Audrey Cable was first and Diana Peck was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Donna Holding and Joyce Hill were first and second. Rita Mancuso placed first Thursday evening at the library with Kathy Albaugh in second.

Kinzua Cowpokes 4-H meeting

The Kinzua Cowpokes 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on October 6. The first meeting will be held at the Penn State Extension Office in Youngsville at 5 p.m. The club focuses on teaching youth about the animal science industry through the beef project. Interested individuals do not need to own an animal in order to join and learn.

Each year the members begin by learning safety and handling skills when working around animals. Members develop leadership skills and take on responsibilities in developing club goals for the year. For additional details regarding the Kinzua Cowpokes 4-H Club, contact Andrew Gourley at (814) 664-4185. Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.

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