Thursday kicked of the Appalachian Grazing Conference in Morgantown.
This conference offers informative presentations and demonstrations to farmers with cattle, goats, and sheep.
It will be held at the Waterfront Place Hotel over the next two days.
Thursday was the pre-conference tour of the Animal Sciences Farm on Stewartstown Road.
Some topics of the workshops will include, soil health, animal health, and grassland production.
“So this conference is especially important in West Virginia because grass is the number one crop grown in west virginia. We grow more acres of grass than any other agricultural crop. Whether that is for hay or pasture. So most small farms in west virginia involve grazing sheep or beef cattle, mostly beef cattle,” said Ben Walsh, director of Morgantown Farms for WVU.
Participants were able to hear from America’s leading speakers on strategies designed to increase their profits.