Integrating Livestock into Dryland Organic Crop Rotations

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About the webinar

This webinar took place on October 22, 2013. It covers a variety of reasons to integrate livestock into crop rotations, and will be summarizing past research on the topic. It will be directed towards beginning growers interested in diversifying their income and crop rotations, towards educators and Extension workers, and towards a more general audience wanting to learn more about mixed crop-livestock systems.

Slides from the webinar as a pdf file

About the presenters

Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University. Her emphasis area is Sustainable and Organic Agriculture. Much of her work focuses on the understanding and management of beneficial soil microbial communities and processes, in the context of sustainable agroecosystem design.

Dr. Kate Painter is an Analyst and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Economics and RuralSociology Department at the University of Idaho. She is responsible for developing and maintaining economic models for Idaho farm and ranch operations, including costs and returns analysis for all major crops andlivestock systems.

Jonathan Wachter is a PhD student in soil science at Washington State University. His research is focused on understanding nutrient cycling and availability in organic mixed crop-livestock systems as compared to conventionally managed wheat farms.


Published August 27, 2013

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