When not moving cattle, he works with farmers at the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their NY regional grazing specialist. The Whisperer is also a free-lance writer for a variety of local and national publications, an award winning photographer and speaks about pasture-based systems throughout the Northeast.
Bishopp Family Farm is a distinguished NYS Agriculture Society’s Century Farm Award recipient for continuous operation since 1890 and boasts 6 generations of farming. Troy is an honoree of the Pioneer Grazier’s Award by the New York Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, and has received numerous media awards from The New York State Ag Society and the New York Conservation Committee as well as Toastmaster speaker awards.
Troy is a life-long learner, lingerer and skeptic at times. He brings reality to the stage and is not afraid to get alittle dirty (hits the bullshit button if it warrants). He takes advantage of new knowledge, experiments and uses past experience to bring a holistic approach to grazing planning and implementation. Instead of thinking in terms of grasslands or grazing as a singular thing, he helps farmers chart a course that pays attention to their personal and environmental goals as well as their profits. Visit his Grazing Help and Speaking & Workshops pages to find out more about what Troy brings to the table.
Talking About Grass
Specializing in Green