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Celebrating 25 years!

The Western PA Grazing Conference Committee, comprised of conservation organizations and local farmers, organizes this conference every year to promote sustainable grazing practices to the farming community. The conference provides a wealth of educational information to both new and experienced farmers.

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2023 Keynote Speaker: Troy Bishopp, The Grass Whisperer

Troy Bishopp is the original "The Grass Whisperer" for over 38 years, a bonified "Linger Grazier" and Pop-Pop to his grand-daughters. He manages a hundred acres of diverse pasture possibilities in custom grass-finishing beef animals where lush pastures, healthy animals, abundant biology, quiet streams, and beautiful landscapes weave a tapestry of integrity that nourish a community at Bishopp Family Farm in Deansboro, NY.

He also takes his work ethic to the Madison County SWDC/Upper Susquehanna Coalition and directs practical grazing concepts to area farmers. As an awarding-winning writer, he shares colorful stories and captures poignant moments for Lee Newspapers,, and other regional media outlets. His work can be found at

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Local area FFA and 4H groups logo contest:

The Committee invited local FFA and 4H groups to participate in a contest to design a new logo for the conference. The logo will be displayed on our website and promotional materials. The winner of the contest will receive a donation from the Committee towards their organization and will be recognized at the 2023 Conference.

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