Farming and Ranching Field Day

Training Type(s): Education
Date / Time: October 18, 2017 12:00 am
Location: Alamosa, CO, United States

October 18-19, 2017


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

at Carson Auditorium in the Student Union Building at Adam’s State University

We will have a general session with Allen Williams. Allen will discuss managing for healthy soils, marketing, and building a local food economy.

@ 7:00 p.m.

Dinner and a social

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.

at Carson Auditorium in the Student Union Building at Adam’s State University

We will have breakfast refreshments and an opening session with Allen to discuss his data on generating soil carbon and animal gain, maximizing cover crops for both farmers and ranchers in Southern Colorado and then head to

Skadberg Farms

For lunch and to observe cattle, take a look at infrastructure, discuss grazing skills, pasture and crops, body scores of cattle, culling cattle, and building farmer/rancher relationships.

We hope to see you there and hear your stories!

Tickets for $25 for Day 1, $50 for Day 2, and $65 for both Day 1 and Day 2

**Student scholarships available

You can purchase tickets ahead of time here or pay at the door, but please RSVP before October 11 to ensure your meal ticket

Allen Williams is a 6th generation family farmer and one of the pioneers of the pasture-based livestock industry. His efforts helped define production protocols and quality control measures that made this market possible. A former professor at Mississippi State University, he has made great strides in developing programs to determine an animal’s potential for finishing well on grass.

Allen has gone on to focus on soil health and to develop cover cropping techniques that incorporate the tool of livestock impact on crop land. Cover cropping can be a difficult tool to utilize, but could be a great boon to agriculture in the San Luis Valley, as it is a mutually beneficial concept and leads to decreased water use and improved soil fertility.

Allen Williams has consulted with more than 4,000 farmers and ranchers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America on operations ranging from a few acres to over 1 million acres. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Genetics & Reproductive Physiology from Louisianna State University. He has authored more than 400 scientific and popular press articles and is an invited speaker at regional, national, and international conferences and symposia.

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