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Welcome to the New Hampshire clearinghouse for all things grazing! The Granite State Graziers exist to strengthen the viability and sustainability of New Hampshire's farms through forage and grazing based agriculture.

The Granite State Graziers (GSG) are an advisory group of New Hampshire farmers that plan educational activities about grazing and pasture management.

In addition to advocating for grass-based farming and providing a network for grass farmers, GSG also organizes the annual New Hampshire Grazing Conference and a seasonal Pasture Walk series with a focus on both fundamental grazing skills and new and innovative practices.

 

Granite State Graziers 2016 conference:

The Dollars and Cents
of Grazing

Registration now open!

Join us at the McLane Audubon Center on Saturday, Feb. 20 for a day of ideas and inspiration you can take back to your farm and put to use.

Vermont-based farm business expert Richard Wiswall will walk you through some fundamental exercises that will help you get a better handle on your farm business. Even if your eyes glaze over at the very thought of spreadsheets, Wiswall will keep your attention as you learn the functions of financial reports and learn how to calculate the actual cost of producing your goods.

Grazing consultant Sarah Flack, another Vermonter, will provide workshops on basic principles of pasture management and a more detailed look at infrastructure for more advanced grazing operations.

Rounding out the program will be talks on pasture renovation, regulations governing sales of meat, a high-tech cattle location, and much more.

Top it off with a delicious lunch using products grown by Granite State Graziers' member farms, and it's sure to be a day you won't want to miss.

Full details and a schedule of the days events are available here.