Pasture walk planned at Mount Morris farm

Cornell Cooperative Extension Photograph Phil Race and Sharon Pierce raise Devon cattle, pastured pigs and laying hens on rotationally grazed pasture. Their farm, Valley View Devons, will host a pasture walk on Sept. 9.

MOUNT MORRIS — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Northwest New York Team will lead a pasture walk at Valley View Devons on Sept. 9.

The walk is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the farm, 2765 Mount Morris Nunda Townline Rd.

Phil Race and Sharon Pierce raise Devon cattle, pastured pigs and laying hens on rotationally grazed pasture and have worked closely with JoBeth Bellanca with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for farm improvement cost share opportunities. The farmland was in row crops and was converted to pasture about eight years ago. Overall soil health has greatly improved with reduced erosion on the hillsides, according to the Northwest New York Team.

There will be moderate walking around the farm and no restroom facilities will be available. Masks are required for unvaccinated attendees and 6-foot social distancing needs to be maintained. Please wear clean boots and clothing. A boot wash will be available.

Pre-registration is required by Sept. 7. Cost is $10 per person, $15 per farm or family. To register online, visit the NWNY Team website at nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu or contact Nancy Glazier at (585) 315-7746 or nig3@cornell.edu.

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