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Conference, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 12-14, 2013
Optional Pre-Conference Intensive Study, Dec. 10-11, 2013
Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois
Eco-Ag U sessions held at President Abraham Lincoln Hotel (Jerry Brunetti session to be held at the Hilton)

  


Eco-Ag University
Pre-Conference Intensive Workshops

Applying Biological Farming to Conventional Corn/Bean Crops
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Gary Zimmer, Wally Gerst, Ben Adolph
2 days, Dec. 10-11, $395
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Advanced Crop Nutrition
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Noel Garcia, CCA & Larry Zibiliske, Ph.D.

2 days, Dec. 10-11, $395
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detailed information.

Restoration Agriculture
Mark Shepard
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2 days, Dec. 10-11, $395
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detailed information.
Mastering Mob Grazing
Greg Judy
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2 days, Dec. 10-11, $395
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detailed information.
Caring for Your Farm Animals
Jerry Brunetti
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1 day, Dec. 11, $175
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Eco-Ag University — Pre-Conference Intensive Workshops . . .

Applying Biological Farming to Conventional Corn/Bean Crops
Top Results for the Environment, Crop Quality & Yields
SOLD OUT

Gary Zimmer, Wally Gerst & Ben Adolph

Ben AdolphWally GerstGary ZimmerIs 250-bushel corn average yield achievable for large corn beans farms? How about 300?

To get there, we certainly can't do it by continuing to do what we have been doing. Raising the bar on crop production requires soil health, plant health, biological balance, mineral balance, and all the extras along with evaluating your program and finding your constraints. Farming in the "zone" has certainly helped farmers get results faster. It's like planting a corn blend in a flower pot-the soil structure, root development, nutrient delivery and balance can be achieved much faster with greater results.

Gary Zimmer, farmer, educator, and the author who literally wrote the book on biological farming, will provide insights on biological farming as offering a pathway to rising to the next level. Starting with the rules and requirements, all the way to addressing plant physiological needs, doing what works, the when and how.

Wally Gerst was the Michigan consultant for the late Don Schreifer, who with his work back in the '90s started to explore the physical properties of the soil, the root zone and finding limiting factors/constraints. Gerst (one of the only consultants mentored by Schriefer) will discuss what has now, 15 years later, been achieved. Wally works with large vegetable (lots of potatoes) and crop farmers in Michigan, seeing dramatic improvements in production, health and quality of the crop. Among his topics will be row support, bio-stimulants, zone of updraft, zone tillage and foliars. Read Don's books for the basis and Wally will update with all the latest findings.

Illinois consultant/farmer Ben Adolph will provide examples from his own successful farming operation. What biological practices are they incorporating to get to a higher level of production? Are rotations and biological diversity achievable when corn is the only crop?

Come, listen and learn; gain ideas and insights into what's next. The two-day class will cover "setting the table" for the next level of production. With all our production costs increasing, from land to machinery to inputs, we have no choice but to produce more of a better-quality crop, and doing it more efficiently with more profit and less plant manipulation.

About the Instructors

     Gary Zimmer is a farmer, author, agri-businessman and educator dedicated to biological agriculture. Recognized around the world for his commitment to improving farming through building healthy soils, he has spoken to farmers and agribusiness professionals all across the United States and in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Korea and South Africa.
     Raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Gary studied dairy nutrition, earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from the University of Hawaii, combined with years of hands-on farming experience. Teaching agriculture in southern Minnesota, he continued learning, studying and reading, always asking questions and looking at ways of farming with an open mind. His questions about the soil and how it relates to healthy and productive plants lead him to read The Albrecht Papers. He trained and worked as a Brookside Consultant for two years in southeastern Minnesota.
     For more than 35 years, Gary has been evaluating farming practices as a consultant, on his family's organic farm, and as president of Midwestern Bio-Ag, a biological farming consulting company located in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. He operates the Bio-Ag Learning Center, where biological farming practices and agricultural products are field tested, and where the annual Field Day draws about 1,000 agriculture professionals from across the country.
     Otter Creek Organic Farm is a 300-cow organic dairy also producing beef cattle and farm crops on over 1,000 acres. He is author of The Biological Farmer and co-author of Advancing Biological Farming. He speaks worldwide on commercially viable biological farming systems.

     Wally Gerst was the Michigan consultant for the late Don Schreifer, who with his work back in the 1990s started to explore the physical properties of the soil, the root zone and finding limiting factors/constraints. Gerst was one of the only consultants mentored by eco-farming pioneer Don Schreifer. He works with large vegetable (lots of potatoes) and crop farmers in Michigan, seeing dramatic improvements in production, health and quality of the crop. He is well-versed in row support, biostimulants, zone of updraft, zone tillage and foliar feeding.

     Ben Adolph has been involved in the agricultural field his entire life. Born and raised on his parents' farm in northwest Illinois, he knew that the agriculture field was where he belonged. He joined Midwestern BioAg as a staff consultant in 2012. Because of his outstanding service, he was nominated and achieved the "Outstanding Industry Award" for his dedication to service and education by the Illinois Forage and Grasslands Council.
Ben enjoys being involved in the agricultural field and says his biggest accomplishment has been keeping his family's farming tradition alive. Ben continues to farm his own acreage and incorporate MBA's philosophy to lead as an example of how biological farming can be managed on large-scale operations. Most of his ground is dedicated to large-scale trials, demonstrating the effects of biological practices on soil and plant quality/production.

2 days
Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 10-11, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

$395

Call 1-800-355-5313 or register online.

Bonus: Attend this workshop and purchase a full 3-day conference pass for just $125.

Study before you go . . .

The Biological Farmer
This books outlines Zimmer's sustainable, profitable farming system that seeks to build life in the soil. More information.

Advancing Biological Farming
This books expands on The Biological Farmer offering scientific support and advanced methods to reduce chemical inputs and use natural processes to advantage. More information.

Don Schriefer's books
The late Don Schriefer's works greatly influenced Gary Zimmer and Wally Gerst. Learn how Schriefer's innovations are only now being fully understood and realized. Here is more information on From the Soil Up and Agriculture in Transition.

Pre-Conference Study Cancellations: Space is strictly limited at all pre-conference seminars. Last-minute cancellations prevent us from selling the space that you held. We will issue an 80% credit for cancellations received by Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books and videos, audio CDs or future conference fees. Your registration can be transferred to someone else's name if you cannot attend; please contact our office. Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds or credit for late cancellations or no-shows.

Larry Zibilske, Ph.D.Noel Garcia, CCAAdvanced Crop Nutrition
Supplying Crop Needs Based on Soil & Plant Tissue Testing
SOLD OUT

Noel Garcia, CCA & Larry Zibiliske, Ph.D.

Learn from these crop advisors how to satisfy plant nutrition needs through soil and foliar feeding based on soil testing and plant tissue testing. Advice which keeps real-world, large-scale growers of major and high-value specialty crops in business through difficult climate conditions will be applicable to organic as well as sustainable producers. Seminar will cover soil testing, soil biology, organic matter, crop nutrition, foliar nutrition and water issues. Sophisticated, cutting-edge advice.

Utilizing lab soil and plant testing protocols which more closely emulate natural processes (such as CO2 extraction in the lab which replicated weak root acids), these consultants have worked on standard farming as well on hydroponic, aquaponic, greenhouse, landscaping and turf operations, golf courses and with irrigation water quality problems, on conventional, sustainable and organic farms in North America and internationally. Crops include: alfalfa, apples, almonds, agave, asparagus, avocados, artichokes, aloe, bananas, basil, barley, beans, brassicas, blueberries, canola, carrots, celery, castor, cantaloupes, citrus, corn, cotton, cucumbers, flax, fescue, forage grasses, garlic, greens, grapes, guar, hemp, honey dew, hops, lettuce, neem, okra, oats, onions, parsley, peaches, peas, peanuts, pears, pecans, peppers, pistachios, pongamia, potatoes, raspberries, rice, sesame, sorghum, soybeans, sugarcane, sugar beets, spinach, squash, strawberries, sunflower, tobacco, timothy, tomatoes, walnuts, watermelons, wheat and others.

Day 1
Basic soil science
   Particles and surface area
   Porosity and drainage
Basic problems with most of today's soils:
   Organic matter, compaction, hardpan, crusting, structure
      Real-life causes, effects & remediation
Soil chemistry
   CEC
   pH
   Plant nutrient chemistry

Soil testing
   Why, when and how often to do it
   What and where to sample
   How to sample and prepare samples for shipment to the lab
   Differences in soil testing methods
   Interpreting lab numbers
Considerations when writing recommendations
   Importance of soil nutrients
   Nutrient interactions between themselves & native soil chemistry

Soil biology
   "Habitat" concept
   Relationships between populations
   Testing for biological activity
   Pesticide effects upon biology
Using pesticides: What should you do before or after?
Functions
   Nutrient cycling
   Disease buffering
   Effects upon soils

Organic matter
   Effects on soil structure and tilth
   Effects on nutrients
   Effects on water
   Effects on microbial population
   "Biological buffering"
   Is it possible to have too much?

Soil management
   Tilling
Erosion
   Cover crops: the panacea?

Crop nutrition
   Getting nutrients into plants
   Nutrient uptake & efficiency of uptake
   Can I use less fertilizer and water & get better crop results?
   How native soil chemistry & physics affect nutrient uptake
Nutrient sources
   Inorganic fertilizers
   Organic fertilizers
When and how to apply
Nutritional cures for non-nutritional problems

Day 2
Elements of plant nutrition
   Plant nutrients and their functions
   Macro - micro - trace elements & their chemical compound forms
   Inorganic vs. Organic - or something in-between?

Plant nutritional requirements
Plants' ever-changing nutritional needs
   Too much or too little: timing is everything
   Does water use efficiency have anything to do with plant nutrition?
   Helping weather-proof your crop
   Why what's in your plants will be different from what's in your soil
Maximizing your plants' genetic potential & decreasing maturity time
(really important if you're facing a potentially short or difficult growing season)
How your soil test calibrates to your plant analysis
   Plant (sap) analysis interpretations
Importance of getting plants off to a healthy start with nutrition
   Achieving and maintaining balanced plant nutrition
   What season-long balanced plant nutrition does for you

Foliar nutrition
   How to use foliar sprays
   Why, what and when to apply
   Alternative (non-traditional) adjuvants

Water — a source of many problems
   Declining water quality and availability?
   Too much water?
   Water analysis interpretation
   pH — the only indicator of hardness?
   Role of water nutrients
How water management affects yields
   How to use less water with excellent crop performance
Inorganic and organic water treatments
Fertigation techniques
Water contaminates and problems caused by them
   Salinity and management of salt problems
   Effects of "bad water" upon soils
Electronic and magnetic water treatment devices: what they do?
   Three different basic actions - do any of them work for irrigation?

Putting it all together
   Real world examples
   "Traditional" practice vs. another approach

About the Instructors

Noel Garcia, CCA, joined Texas Plant & Soil Lab in 1991 while still a Computer Science major at the University of Texas-Pan American; he now serves at vice-president, operations and technical director. He is a Certified Crop Advisor under the American Society of Agronomy. His career started at the USDA-ARS developing imagery acquisition software involving video and satellite images, image processing and geographical information systems. He was recruited by E.K. Chandler, the lab's previous owner, to write computer programs to manage and report raw laboratory data.
    Reporting laboratory data soon escalated to converting Chandler's interpretive abilities to intuitive software. Garcia also conducted field trials on various pop-up fertilizers, humic/fulvic acids, hormones and other adjuvants with a variety of crops. Writing interpretive software required Garcia to gain intimate understandings of soil and water chemistry, soil microbiology, plant physiology, how fertilizer compounds affect plant uptake and how to maximize plants' genetic potential with nutritional balance at specific stages of growth.
    He calibrated the carbon dioxide extraction method soil test to actual plant nutritional content based on plant sap (petiole/leaf) testing, which the lab had been performing for decades.
    Recently he has studied the effects of soil biology on plant and soil health and structure for the remediation of saline and sodic soils. Additionally, he researches new products which can help remediate the declining quality of today's soils and improve water use efficiency.

Larry Zibilske, Ph.D. holds degrees in microbiology and soil science from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in soil microbiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He went on to became a faculty member at the University of Maine, where he started the first research and teaching program in the state's history in soil microbiology and biochemistry. He focused on the roles of soil microbes in agriculture and on ways to increase soil organic matter.
   In the 1980s, he and a colleague spearheaded the establishment of the first sustainable agriculture curriculum at a land grant university. He has lectured around the world on soil health and fertility and has been published on the topcis of soil organic matter management, composting, and moving agricultural production to a more sustainable level.
    Dr. Zibilske departed as a tenured professor to return to Texas to continue work on soil organic matter management and practice with the USDA-ARS research center in Weslaco as senior research scientist. He was lead scientist of sustainable production practices for vegetables. When that facility closed in 2012, he joined Texas Plant & Soil Lab as vice-president of research.

2 days
Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 10-11,
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
$395

Call 1-800-355-5313 or register online.

Bonus: Attend this workshop and purchase a full 3-day conference pass for just $125.

Study before you go . . .

Ask the Plant
Based on the agronomy of “K” Chandler, this book offers farmers and growers a better way to grow plants that involves reading the unique language of plants, utilizing leaf and petiole testing, and in turn knowing how to produce a better crop using only the fertilizers and soil-building ingredients that are truly needed, when they are most needed. More information.

Pre-Conference Study Cancellations: Space is strictly limited at all pre-conference seminars. Last-minute cancellations prevent us from selling the space that you held. We will issue an 80% credit for cancellations received by Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books and videos, audio CDs or future conference fees. Your registration can be transferred to someone else's name if you cannot attend; please contact our office. Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds or credit for late cancellations or no-shows.

Repeated by popular demand!

Restoration Agriculture
Practical Permaculture & Agroforestry for Farmers

Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard

With the vagaries of commodity crop prices year-to-year, the extremes in weather and rainfall that seem more normal than exceptions, it's becoming evident that farmers need more than ever to seek farming systems which offer resiliency. Diversification of farming methods and species offers this and more. In this mind-expanding workshop you can learn some of the tools available to move your farming operation toward a more stable, resilient ecosystem. And the fringe benefit can be in quality of life as it becomes easier to manage and economically as it becomes more consistently profitable.

Monoculture farming works against nature, takes more energy and inputs, and produces concentrated and often toxic wastes. Over time, resources are depleted and yields decline.

Restoration Agriculture, the book
Restoration Agriculture

Polyculture farming systems are integrated, diverse systems which are more resilient and mimic nature. So-called wastes become resources. Ecosystems are restored and balanced. Once established, very little effort is needed to maintain the systems.

Permaculture is an approach to designing perennial agricultural systems that mimic the complex interrelationships found in nature. Many of the concepts were practiced by native people and early civilizations before agriculture discovered and became addicted to cheap fossil fuels.

Agroforestry is a way for landowners to improve the stewardship of their land for better income potential, wildlife habitat, and environmental quality. Agroforestry combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems and takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs and/or livestock.

Wisconsin farmer Mark Shepard is a certified permaculture designer, agroforester and ecological farming consultant. He has demonstrated on his own 100-acre family farm that the principles of permaculture — long embraced by eco-minded urban gardeners — are needed in farming more now than ever. In this intensive workshop learn how to imitate nature and create a landscape that builds the health of the ecosystem over time.

Join Mark Shepard as he shares the knowledge he's gained over a lifetime of study and through the implementation of these systems on his own family's farm. Not just a theory class, you'll hear real-world advice and tips on these innovative farming systems. Whether you "go all the way," as Mark is doing, or simply introduce some new crops and diversity into your traditional farm, this workshop is certain to provide the roadmap you'll need.

Learn how to revision your farm into a diversified, resilient polyculture with tree crops, livestock, fruits and vegetables, and more. By understanding the principles of permaculture design, you will be better able to choose crops and methods of diversification most suited to your farm, your climate, and your interests and abilities. In this workshop you will learn the principles of permaculture and the techniques of agroforestry and how to apply them to a specific property to design an integrated system producing food, fuel, fiber, medicines and wildlife habitat.

Specific tools and techniques which will be discussed include: windbreaks, alley cropping, silvopasture, polyculture and permaculture, multi-story forest cropping, erosion BMPs and riparian buffers, integrated specialty crops, and the economic information to back it all up.

About the Instructor

Mark Shepard is a permaculture designer, agroforester and ecological farming consultant. He and his family have transformed a typical 140-acre row-crop dairy farm into a permaculture-based perennial-agricultural ecosystem using oak savannah, successional-brushland and Eastern woodlands as the ecological models. The result is one of the first and finest farm-scale models of permaculture in the United States. Their farm features chestnut, hazelnut and fruit trees, a variety of other fruits and vegetables, and chickens, ducks, pigs and other animals. He is vice-president of the Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council and is the chief cidermaker for the Shepard's Hard Cyder Winery. Upper Midwest organic farmers will recognize him as the banjo player in the band Synister Dane.

2 days
Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 10-11,
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
$395

Call 1-800-355-5313 or register online.

Bonus: Attend this workshop and purchase a full 3-day conference pass for just $125.

Study before you go . . .

Restoration Agriculture
This book by presenter Mark Shepard, based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future. More information.

Pre-Conference Study Cancellations: Space is strictly limited at all pre-conference seminars. Last-minute cancellations prevent us from selling the space that you held. We will issue an 80% credit for cancellations received by Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books and videos, audio CDs or future conference fees. Your registration can be transferred to someone else's name if you cannot attend; please contact our office. Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds or credit for late cancellations or no-shows.

Mastering Mob Grazing
Finding Profit and Production Through Advanced Grazing Methods

Greg JudyGreg Judy

In this in-depth session, grazier Greg Judy will detail the principles behind mob grazing and teach how to successfully and profitably implement this innovative practice in your beef (or dairy) operation. He will teach the basics of holistic management and how to utilize mob grazing to improve forage quality, reduce hay and feed costs, eliminate seed purchases, increase legumes and native grasses, reduce weed problems, minimize equipment costs, improve manure distribution, improve wildlife habitat, increase beef production per acre, and increase profits.

The seminar will cover the following while allowing ample time for questions from participants. Major topics to be addressed include:

  • Starting mob grazing from scratch. Greg will go over the steps to use when implementing mob grazing on your own operation.
  • Methods used for building an effective recovery period. Methods will be explained to lengthen the recovery periods for your farm.
  • Achieving animal performance with mob grazing. Teaching yourself to observe and listen to your animals daily for optimum pasture performance.
  • Building the grazier's eye with graze-to-trample ratio. Learn to train your eye for maximum pasture productivity with daily moves.
  • Biological monitoring. Learn to monitor plant and soil life daily.
  • Adjusting your litter bank. Depending on your soil and plant health, animals can trample or consume more of the forage; techniques will be taught to initiate this desirable practice.
  • Reading your livestock daily. Become a master livestock listener.
  • Winter stockpiling and grazing techniques. Greg will cover how to grow winter stockpile for your whole farm and how to graze it during the winter to improve your land and animal health.

About the Instructor

Greg Judy, along with his wife Jan, run a grazing operation on 1,400 acres of leased land that is made up from 10 farms in Clark, Missouri. Greg and Jan went from near bankruptcy in 1999 to paying off a 200-acre farm and house in three years with custom grazing on leased land and are completely debt free. Today they own three farms and lease seven farms. Holistic high-density planned grazing is used to graze cows, cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, horses, and stockers. They also own a 250-head grass-genetic cow herd, 300-head hair sheep flock, goat herd, and graze Tamworth pigs. They have also started direct marketing grass-fed beef, lamb and pork. Since switching from management-intensive grazing to holistic high-density grazing several years ago, the results have been breathtaking. The Judys now use no lime, no fertilizer, no seeding, no chemicals, and no equipment. The Judys focus solely on increasing animal density and animal performance, with long grass recovery periods between grazing. Greg is author of the books No Risk Ranching — Custom Grazing On Leased Land and Comeback Farms — Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management. He consult and teaches widely.

 

2 days
Wednesday, Dec. 10-11, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

$395

Call 1-800-355-5313 or register online.

Bonus: Attend this workshop and purchase a full 3-day conference pass for just $125.

Study before you go . . .

No-Risk Ranching
Judy shares his hard-won knowledge of how to do it: finding idle land to lease; calculating the cost of a lease; drafting and writing a land lease contract; developing good water on leased land; figuring fencing costs; lowering risk through custom grazing; promoting wildlife and improving timber stands; using cost/share programs; keeping accurate records; and much more. More information.

Comeback Farms
This book gives advice on revitalizing hayed out, scruffy, weedy pastures and turning them into grazing landscapes that are highly productive, profitable and grow lush grass — no matter what size herd you have. More information.

Pre-Conference Study Cancellations: Space is strictly limited at all pre-conference seminars. Last-minute cancellations prevent us from selling the space that you held. We will issue an 80% credit for cancellations received by Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books and videos, audio CDs or future conference fees. Your registration can be transferred to someone else's name if you cannot attend; please contact our office. Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds or credit for late cancellations or no-shows.

Caring for Your Farm Animals
Gain a deep understanding of cattle and other ruminant health: internal, reproductive, production & emergency

Jerry Brunetti

In this intensive seminar, this innovator will share his years of experience and field protocols for caring for cattle and other ruminants. Drawing a line from the environment to feed to animal care, learn how to obtain top health and performance. Discover a broad assortment of natural protocols to deal with chronic and acute herd health problems.

Brunetti will describe the keys to livestock health and performance: care, feeding and veterinary treatment.

Livestock consultant and nutriceutical formulator Jerry Brunetti will explain:

  • The meaning of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and milk urea nitrogen (MUN) numbers on animal health and performance and its connection to high "quality" forages that are energy deficient.
  • The root causes and treatment of acidosis.
  • Geophagia or "pica" — animals' instincts to "eat" the earth.
  • How water quality affects herd health, with explanation of the implications of particular mineral excesses, pH, nitrates, chemical contamination, etc.
  • How plant biodiversity is the best medicine: hedgerows, Silvopasturing, alleyways, herbal leys
  • The effects of mineral deficiencies and excesses in feeds, forages and water.
  • The basics of assessing forage/feed quality.
  • Molds and Mycotoxins: the hidden nemesis of livestock health.


And for those times when things don't go right and you need to pull out the medicine kit . . .

  • Use plant medicines, colostrum-whey products, homeopathic remedies and other natural, alternative treatments for routine and emergency situations (conventional medicines will always be available and may be preferred at times).
  • Utilize standard diagnostic testing (mastitis, reproduction, etc.) and consider both alternative and conventional treatment choices.
  • Generate easy-to-read charts of DHIA information that is important to monitor for trends over time.

Learn to attack the root cause of leading livestock health problems as well as natural remedies and treatments for the following: reproduction problems, calving, hoof problems, udder problems, respiratory challenges, scours, digestion, first aid, parasites, infection and more.

About the Instructor

     Jerry Brunetti is managing director of Agri-Dynamics Inc., a 30-year-old firm that specializes in the formulation and production of nutritional and holistic health products for farm livestock, equine, pets and humans, as well as an ecological line of pest control products for horticulture, agriculture, landscaping and turf. Jerry was an animal science major at North Carolina State University, owned a cow-calf operation in western Virginia, and was a milk marketing manager for the National Farmers Organization. He consults on soils, forages and holistic healing modalities for livestock and humans and contends there are curiously similar dynamics at work through nature and across breeds and even species. He lectures around the world.

1 day
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

$175

Call 1-800-355-5313 or register online.

Bonus: Attend this workshop and purchase a full 3-day conference pass for just $125.

Study before you go . . .

The Keys to Herd Health DVD
This video features Brunetti discussing the key elements of cow health. More information.

Holistic Veterinary Care DVD
This video features Brunetti and Karreman discussing cow health, with several common problems and solutions illustrated by a herd check.More information.

Pre-Conference Study Cancellations: Space is strictly limited at all pre-conference seminars. Last-minute cancellations prevent us from selling the space that you held. We will issue an 80% credit for cancellations received by Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books and videos, audio CDs or future conference fees. Your registration can be transferred to someone else's name if you cannot attend; please contact our office. Sorry, no cash or credit card refunds or credit for late cancellations or no-shows.

 

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