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SHOTS FROM A WILDLIFE CAM, ROTATIONAL GRAZING 2019

Archived Calls

ASGA Call #40: Kathy Voth Talks Grazing + Agrivoltaics Grad Student Policy Talk

By ASGA | April 9, 2021

Call Replay Available: Hear from our two fabulous guests Kathy Voth of On Pasture, and Alexis Pascaris of Michigan Technical University as they speak on agrivoltaics & policy. Call Guests: Kathy is the founder and publisher of On Pasture, the most read grazing publication today. She’s also known for creating a simple method for teaching cows…

ASGA Call #39: Solar Grazing in Australia

By ASGA | March 5, 2021

Call Replay Available: The Clean Energy Council has been working on a case study of solar grazing in Australia. Our guests have spent the past year interviewing sheep producers and solar firms across Australia. Their report is forthcoming. They will be presenting live to ASGA before its official release (March 11). Call Guests: Anna Freeman,…

ASGA Call #38: Planning the solar grazing season with pasture management expertise

By ASGA | February 6, 2021

Call Replay Available: Two experts in pasture management help us think about planning our 2021 grazing season.   They’ll help with questions like… How many sheep per acre?  Call Guests:   Kitty O’Neil, Agronomist at Cornell Cooperative Extension-NY Karen Hoffman, USDA/NRCS Resource Conservationist    Soils, seeding, forages…let’s think about how the solar pastures will be…

ASGA Call #37: OREGON STATE SOLAR GRAZING

By ASGA | January 8, 2021

Call Replay Available: The team at Oregon State is doing piles of work to document sheep health and solar grazing, sheep management and insect biodiversity, forage growth and more.  Some research is published, others are in the works.  Just out is the paper Pasture Production and Lamb Growth in Agrivoltaic System.    Call Guests: Authors Dr.Serkan Ates,…

ASGA Call #36: Processing & Marketing, Solar Grazing, and Farming & Solar Synergies

By ASGA | December 3, 2020

Call Replay Available: We have three terrific guests joining us for this call! Call Guests: Matt LeRoux, Agriculture Marketing Consultant  Tips for processing and marketing during COVID: A focus on the crisis consumer, creating commodity friendly bulk lamb and processing issues.   Jonathan Barter, ASGA & Delaware River Solar Establishing a solar grazing program in New York: opportunities…

ASGA Call 35: Deep Dive with 4 Experts: Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation

By ASGA | November 6, 2020

Call Replay Available: A deep dive into Solar Project Development & Construction, CoLocation with four outstanding experts in the field. Call Guests: Lian Niu, managing member at Eitri Foundry  Christopher McCabe, Director of Operations, Eitri Foundry Vermont Dept of Agriculture’s Alex DePillis  Vermont’s Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen Eitri Foundry has developed projects in Vermont and nearby states. Vermont has a very carefully…

ASGA Call 34: Cornell Solar Sheep, Pollinators & Carbon Research Update

By ASGA | October 13, 2020

Recorded webinar: CLICK HERE “Design and progress of an experiment to quantify the effect of sheep density on pollinators and soil carbon.”

ASGA Call 33: Indiana Solar Grazing Trial & multiple land uses with Rocky Mountain Institute

By ASGA | September 8, 2020

We’ll have a special promotion of the new film by Diana Rodger’s team at Sacred Cow – out this fall. She will on the call to drop hints about the release date and, better yet, how sheep feature in the film. Our featured guests will bring us news of solar grazing in the Midwest: Hoosier…

ASGA Call 32: 200 acres of solar make hay, honey & lamb

By ASGA | August 20, 2020

Learn about operations at Arnprior Solar, a 200 acre solar array managed by Shady Creek Lamb Company and EDF-Renewables. Hosting Gees Bees Honey since 2016, this site in Ontario has a wonderful cast of characters. Come meet Chris and Lyndsey from Shady Creek Lamb and hear their stories from the past 5 years of management.…

ASGA Call 31: Solar & Pollinators & Honey

By ASGA | July 3, 2020

Hear from guest Rob Davis of the Center for Pollinators In Energy & Dustin Vanesse from Bare Honey​ Solar grazing, solar honey, and good practices in grazing go hand in hand. Call Guests: Rob Davis Dustin Vanesse Call Hosts: Dr Judy St Leger, ASGA Board, solar grazier & owner Dutch Barn Farm, NY Lexie Hain,…

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July 2019 Solar Grazing Call ASGA #19

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June 2019 Solar Grazing Call

ASGA #18

Guests:

  • Professor Chad Higgins, Oregon State University
  • Mary Smallman, Instructor at the Oregon State Sheep Center,
    Author of Agrivoltaics Paper

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May 2019 Solar Grazing

ASGA #17

Guests:

  • Andrew Wilson, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Director of Sustainability
  • Sarah Haskmann, Sustainability Department, University of Queensland

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April 2019 Solar Grazing Call

ASGA #16

Guests:

  • Riley Murray, PE, Secure Futures LLC
  • Dr Judy St Leger, Dutch Barn Farm

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