Wow. I was totally blown away when I found out that I'd been given the Project Grass award this year. After all, the farm is more like Project Weeds. People think I'm joking when I tell them that we cultivate poison ivy, multiflora rose, chicory and thistles. While everyone else is out trying to eradicate these 'invasive species' from their farms, I'm carefully rotationally browsing the goat herd to take advantage of these high-protein leafy and woody forbs.
Using Weeds of the Northeast, last year I identified 47 different species of plants in my paddocks.
So now I have this really cool sign I get to hang up and got my picture in Lancaster Farming this week. Click on the picture to read the article about the Pennsylvania Forage & Grazing Council's conference.