You can learn a LOT in a pasture!
Troy is accomplished at leading pasture walks that shine a new light on forages and their management. By looking at what they see in a neighbor’s pasture, participants can compare it to their own results, turning a walk through a field into a practical grazing seminar.
Here are some of the groups and organizations inviting Troy to lead pasture walks:
- Local Farmer Groups and Soil and Water Conservation Districts
- Rodale Institute
- Northeast SARE, NY Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and NOFA-NY
- Cornell, WVU and Maryland Cooperative Extension Services
- Vermont Grass Farmers Association
- Pennsylvania Certified Organic and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Interested in your own pasture walk? Drop Troy a note!
Troy is an accomplished presenter and Keynote speaker
Here are just a few of the conferences and organizations Troy has addressed:
- Pennsylvania Assocation for Sustainable Agriculture annual conference
- Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
- Ecological Farmers of Ontario
- Great Lakes Grazing Conference
- University of Guelph
- Virginia Association for Biological Farming
- Winter Green-up
When you need more in-depth, hands-on information, a workshop is just the ticket!
Workshops give participants a chance to delve deeper into a topic. There’s lots of time for Questions and Answers and opportunities to apply information directly to a participants personal operation. Examples of workshops include:
- Fallow Land Development
- Learning the Custom Grazing Business
- Grazing Chart and Biological Monitoring Instruction
- How to Be A Media Guru
- Extending the Grazing Season
- Understanding and Managing Soil Health
Here’s information you can use in flyers, brochures and conference handouts.
Troy Bishopp, aka “The Grass Whisperer” is an accomplished professional grazier of 27 years, a grasslands advocate, and a voice for grassfed livestock producers to the media, consumers, restaurateurs and policy-makers. In addition to working with the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition as their regional grazing specialist, Troy is a free-lance writer for a variety of publications, and a popular presenter for workshops and conferences. Troy brings a holistic approach to grazing planning. Instead of thinking in terms of grazing 8 inches down to 2 inch residuals, he helps farmers chart a course that pays attention to their personal goals as well as their profits.
Fee schedule: (Telephone consultation is available at $50/hr. Basic rate for presentations or workshops are generally $750/day + expenses, mileage etc. depending on customer needs.