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Martinelli Center
3585 Greenville Road, Suite 2
Livermore, CA 94550-6710
P (925) 371-0154
F (925) 960-1550

  
 

Outdoor Pig Production Workshop Series

Managing Forage and Natural Resources for a Successful Farm Business

This workshop series is geared towards outdoor hog producers in the first ten years of production interested in natural resource conservation that supports production goals. Topics will include managing to avoid bare ground, infrastructure design, selecting the best breeds for pasture utilization, nutrition, the role of forage, mast and alternative feeds. Workshops will include a walking tour, presentations and resources on outdoor hog best management practices.

Workshop 1: Front Porch Farm, Healdsburg, CA              
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 10:00AM-1:00PM, with optional tour
Visit Front Porch Farm located along the beautiful Russian River, east of Healdsburg, and learn about their rare forest-raised Cinta Senese pigs. The workshop will address how to manage pigs successfully within Oak Woodlands and well as other natural resource considerations.
Click here to view the flyer including workshop location

Front Porch Farm Workshop Presentations
Managing Pigs in Woodland - Part 1, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 24, 2015.
Managing Pigs in Woodland - Part 2, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 24, 2015. 
Managing Pigs in Woodland - Part 3, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 24, 2015.
Acorn Ranch Photos - Part 1, Tommy Otey. June 24, 2015.
Acorn Ranch Photos - Part 2, Tommy Otey. June 24, 2015.  
Iberian Ham of Acorn in California - Part 1, Luke Macaulay. UC Berkeley. June 24, 2015.
Iberian Ham of Acorn in California - Part 2, Luke Macaulay. UC Berkeley. June 24, 2015. 
Land Smart Pasture Pork, Kari Wester. Sonoma RCD. June 24, 2015.

Workshop 2: Root Down Farm, Pescadero, CA
Thursday, June 25th, 2015, 3:30-6:30PM
Tour pasture-based Root Down Farm of Pescadero and learn about effectively managing hogs on pasture while minimizing impacts and conserving natural resources. The farm tour, presentations and Q & A session runs from 3:30-6:30PM, with refreshments and networking from 6:30-7:00PM.
Click here to view the flyer including workshop location

Root Down Farm Workshop Presentation
Pigs on Pasture - Part 1, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 25, 2015. 
Pigs on Pasture - Part 2, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 25, 2015.  
Pigs on Pasture - Part 3, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 25, 2015. 
Pigs on Pasture - Part 4, Silvana Pietrosemoli. North Carolina State University. June 25, 2015. 

Cost and Other Details: Workshops are free! Participants should expect a moderate amount of walking and be prepared with appropriate attire & sun protection.

RSVP by Friday, June 19

Pre-registration is requested – please email Susan Ellsworth at susan.ellsworth@acrcd.org or call (925) 371-0154 x 103 to reserve your spot.  Include your name, farm or organization, email and phone.

For additional resources on hog production and conservation click here