Learn Grazing with Dr. Allen Williams

Learn Grazing with Dr. Allen Williams

NCAT is excited to be hosting a one-day workshop at The Piney Woods School Farm in Piney Woods, Mississippi, with world-renowned rancher and grazing educator Dr. Allen Williams. Join NCAT agriculture specialists and Dr. Williams on October 29, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this rare opportunity.

Dr. Williams travels all over the world to teach about grazing, but he calls Mississippi home. He was a professor at Mississippi State University for 15 years before he had the realization that conventional methods of production were not working for so many farms. Farmers were having to use more and more inputs to get the same productivity and were having a difficult time staying profitable. This caused him to re-think his approach, and ultimately he decided to leave academia to become a full-time rancher and consultant. He transformed his ranch in Starkville when he changed from continuous grazing management to an adaptive grazing management practice that renewed the health of his land from the soil up. He has been teaching other producers how to do the same thing on their farms ever since.

Dr. Williams will be teaching workshop participants how to manage livestock in such a way that it improves the soil, forage availability, and livestock health, all while reducing expensive off-farm inputs. This workshop will have both a classroom session as well as hands-on, on-farm demonstrations. Additionally, in order to walk the talk, lunch will include locally raised grassfed beef.

This is a rare opportunity to see Dr. Williams free of charge, but space is limited. Please pre-register as soon as possible at www.ncat.org/events. Event details are found there as well. Registration will close October 23.

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact NCAT’s Felicia Bell at feliciab@ncat.org. For more information on Dr. Williams and his work, visit his website at: https://understandingag.com.

This workshop is made possible with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.


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