The Hudson Mohawk RC&D Council and its partners including USDA NRCS and county Soil and Water Conservation Districts have been working with farmers to improve their pasture management. Lush, productive pastures can both benefit the environment as well as increasing the profitability of the farmer. Healthy pastures sequester carbon, hold soil and nutrients in place, build organic matter, increase groundwater infiltration, and save energy by having the animal harvest its own forage. By grazing animals, farmers can reduce the amount of money spent on feed and veterinary bills. Grass-fed or pasture raised meats can also bring a premium price to the farmer.
The Hudson Mohawk RC&D Council provides assistance to livestock farmers through grazing workshops.