Take Back Your Pastures
John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District and will host a “Take Back Your Pastures!” program, September 19, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at The Chapman Farm in Bealeton. Weather extremes and competition from invasive weed species, can stress traditional pasture grasses. Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, Tim Mize, will highlight several weeds and control options. Participants will also tour select conservation practices that have been installed on The Chapman Farm, and learn more about the Virginia Agricultural Cost-Share Program. In addition, Virginia Department of Forestry staff will review a range of landowner services including tree planting, forest stewardship plans and timber stand evaluation.
This free education program is open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. Directions to the host farm will be provided to registered participants. RSVP to John Marshall SWCD at 540-347-3120 x3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 17.