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Wednesday, December 7 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Climate Change Adaptation in Grazing Practices- Cattle Edition!

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In this panel, moderated by Brenda Hsueh, farmers will share how they have adapted their grazing practices to cope with the realities of a changing climate, from drought, higher temperatures in summer/a longer summer slump, flooding, extreme weather events, and other considerations. The discussion will also touch on the benefits and challenges of choosing grazing practices that minimize climate emissions, and help improve production, profitability, carbon sequestration, drought resilience, biodiversity and soil health.

This session is an OSCIA-recognized On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) Knowledge Sharing Event (KSE) for applicants with approved Rotational Grazing Systems projects. Questions about OFCAF should be directed to OFCAF@ontariosoilcrop.org. You must attend this session LIVE (not watch a recording) in order to submit it as a KSE.

Moderators
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Brenda Hsueh

Black Sheep Farm
Brenda Hsueh is a Chinese Canadian woman farmer, who has been farming Black Sheep Farm in Grey County since 2009. She first came to farming single, and jaded from years of working a desk job in Toronto. Now she farms with her partner Skyler, and their daughter Emma, often tired and... Read More →

Speakers
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Tessa Lewis

Merkaba Acres
Kimiko and Tessa have been farming at Merkaba Acres in Bobcaygeon since 2019. Their operation includes a 1-acre market garden and a herd of Wagyu-Angus cattle. They raise grass-fed, grass-finished beef on a 40-acre rotational grazing system with the goal of producing healthy pasture... Read More →
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Katrina McQuail

Meeting Place Organic Farm
Katrina returned to Meeting Place Organic Farm in 2014 and took over the farm business in 2016. Born and raised in Huron County on the farm, Katrina took a round about way back to becoming a farmer. Spending over 10 years away, Katrina completed a degree in Business and Not For Profit... Read More →
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Birgit Martin

Pure Island Beef
Hello, I am Birgit Martin. I farm with my husband, Jim, and 2 sons, Nick and Alex, on western Manitoulin Island. We have a large cow-calf through-to-finish operation where we produce both grain-finished and grass-finished beef for our brand, Pure Island Beef. We also custom graze... Read More →
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Dana Penrice

Holistic Management Canada
Dana farms with her partner Ted Chastko at Shoal Lake, Manitoba. Dana works with new and young farmers through the Young Agrarians program and has an interest in farm transition, land access and business planning. She recently completed the Savory Institute’s Ecological Outcome... Read More →
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Kimiko Uchikura

Merkaba Acres
Kimiko and Tessa have been farming at Merkaba Acres in Bobcaygeon since 2019. Their operation includes a 1-acre market garden and a herd of Wagyu-Angus cattle. They raise grass-fed, grass-finished beef on a 40-acre rotational grazing system with the goal of producing healthy pasture... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
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