Regenerative Agriculture with Animals at the Center

We are excited to invite you to join ACEnet and Rural Action at Woodland Ridge Farm & Learning Center in Athens on September 25th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Come to this free event to learn about the value and role of livestock in this farm model with Paul Harper of Woodland Ridge, enjoy a farm-to-table lunch, and take a whole farm tour.

Contact Barb from the BnB Stays button at Woodland if you would like the full farm stay experience. There are 4 guesthouse rooms available at a special workshop rate.

Event supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) programs.

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Woodland Ridge Agenda

10:00AM                    Welcome to the Farm and Introductions of Hosts & Attendees.

10:30AM                    Paul Harper will provide an overview of the farm’s history, values and the role of  livestock in the farm’s trajectory to create a model of regenerative agriculture.

11:00AM – 12:30PM  The farm tour will begin on the upper farm to illustrate how farm learning is an on-going pursuit at Woodland Ridge. Local livestock expert, Richard Jeffers will also accompany Paul on the tour and share his insights.

12:30PM – 1:30PM    Farm-to-table lunch will be served featuring local ingredients from the farm and producers from our region.

1:30PM – 2:30PM      The walking tour will continue with a visit to the west side of the farm.

2:30PM – 3:30PM      The walking tour will finish up with a tour of the east side of the farm.

3:30PM – 4:00PM      The day will wrap up with time for feedback to our hosts and reflections on possible next steps for on-going networking and learning opportunities.