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crdcFree Processing Tour 

Join us on Friday, January 27 for a free tour of Eklund Processing, 56 Railroad Avenue in Stamford from 10 am to noon. Eklund Processing is Delaware County's newest red meat processing facility.  Certified by the USDA last November, the facility caters to livestock producers of every shape and size. During the tour, Eklund staff will share their approach, review cuts sheets and discuss custom services like organic processing. Carpooling is available from pick-up points in Walton (9 a.m.) and Liberty (8:30 a.m.) To register, contact Kim Holden at (607) 865 7090. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr 

rasmussenRasmussen Accepts Karl Connell Award 
Forest conservationist and philanthropist Eric Rasmussen was recognized by the Councill's Forestry Program and the forestry community with the Karl Connell Award. A proponent of environmental education and benefactor of the Siuslaw Model Forest, Rasmussen joins seven other distinguished honorees. Read more about Eric in the Winter 2011 Watershed Farm & Forest print newsletter or on the dedicated Karl Connell Award webpage.

jazzcowsJazz for Cows

Jazz for CowsOk, we couldn't resist...word out is, cows produce more when they're in the groove. Our bet is that apasture-based diet and rotational grazing schedule probably help too. Question is, where does a farmer include it in a Whole Farm Plan? 



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Participants in the News: Scott Tuttle, Ashland

January 17, 2011

Meat Processing Tour

2011 Karl Connell Award

A Cow Serenade

Winter 2011 Newsletter

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