Maryland: P.A. Bowen Farmstead Event

Pasture Based Farming: Why Does it Matter

 Event Date

August 25, 2024

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Monday, August 19, 2024

Registration Deadline

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Join Will Winter, Steve Campbell & Sally Fallon Morell for a  
Seminar on Pasture-based Farming  
Why do it--Why support it  

at the
P.A. Bowen Farmstead
August 25, 2024; 9:00-5:00
Brandywine, Maryland
$100 includes a delicious farm lunch
Space is limited 130; Rain or shine; Early bird ends August 19
Register at: or (703) 820-3333
More than a seminar, this interactive experience is designed to educate and entertain all those who support pasture-based farms-not just farmers.
In a classroom setting and on a guided farm walk, you will come to:  
  • Understand the behind-the-scenes aspects of regenerative farming
  • Appreciate the greater nutritional value of these foods
  • Make better, more informed food choices
  • Identify characteristics of healthy cattle and how to select for reproduction and beef
  • Learn the importance of nutrition, mineralization and detoxification for all environments
  • Understand how the environment affects an animal's ability to express its genetic potential
  • Acquire the skills to evaluate your own farm and program, for greater value long term!
This is a rare chance to hear such interesting farm and cattle experts explain and demonstrate things “from the ground up”-the difference between healthy soil and plants vs. worn-out toxic land and sickly, non-nutrient dense plants. They will explain in depth holistic herd health and animal genetics. And how this all matters to human health.  
Steve Campbell the most well-known bovine geneticist in the U.S.  
Will Winter a seasoned holistic veterinarian and consultant for natural dairy operations, grassfed beef, bison, poultry, pigs, sheep and goats.
Sally Fallon Morell, the founder and owner of the farm, will talk about her farm and why regenerative farming matters to human health.
9:00    Doors open
9:30-10:00 Sally Fallon Morell: Talk
-The benefits to humans of consuming products from pasture-based farms
10:00-12:00 Will Winter: Talk and Demonstration
-Description of conventional farms - what is it really like and how it affects the planet
-What is healthy soil, how to identify it and what can be done to improve soil
-What are healthy plants, how to identify them and how to nourish them
-How grass-based farming can actually save the planet
-Step outside with Will to observe soil, test plants to check on the health of both
12:00-1:15 Farm-to-table Lunch and Store will be open
1:15-2:45 Steve Campbell: Talk
-How does the health of the soil and plants affect the cow and other farm animals
-What does a cow on a conventional farm look
-What does a healthy cow look like and why does it matter
-How to improve the health of the cow and how to identify improved health
-After Q&A walk with Steve on the farm as he explains more about them
2:45-3:15 Q&A with our three speakers
3:15-4:45  Farm walk with Will, Steve and Sally  
Sally Fallon Morell is founding president of The Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education foundation dedicated to returning nutrient-dense food to American tables. She is also the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (, which has as its goal universal access to clean raw milk from pasture-fed animals. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD); The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD); Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN); Nourishing Fats; and Nourishing Diets. She and her husband Geoffrey are owners of P A Bowen Farmstead (, which produces raw cheese and milk from pastured cows, woodlands whey-fed pork and grass-fed poultry and eggs in southern Maryland.
Will Winter received a DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1975, as well as an undergraduate degree in animal husbandry and conducted post-graduate studies and research in veterinary toxicology for the College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Animal Resource Facility. After graduating he specialized in surgical referrals and emergency medicine. In 1980 he created the Uptown Veterinarian-A Holistic Practice, one of the largest and most successful holistic veterinary practices in the U.S. In 1983, he co-founded the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He is the author of “The Holistic Veterinary Handbook” and founded Rescue Animal Products.
Steve Campbell ( has been around cattle in one capacity or another since the age of twelve. His epiphany moment came in 1999 while recovering from a ranching injury.
The resulting refocusing of his energies into learning about soil, plant, animal and human health since that time have led him to: some very old books; like-minded thinkers and mentors; on-farm experiments with soil fertility; and numerous speakers, farm visits and conferences. From the Weston A. Price philosophy for human health to the work and teachings of Carey Reams, Maynard Murray, Jerry Brunetti, Dr. Richard Olree, Gearld Fry, Will Winter and numerous authors of yesteryear, Steve has extrapolated those learned principles of nature into his own farmland and animals and helped others make similar improvements on their farms and with their family's health. Along with numerous farm consulting invitations across the country, Steve has spoken at many events and has done many presentations in conjunction with Gearld Fry.
Cancellations until August 23 with a $15 cancellation fee. Registration may be transferred to someone else if you cannot attend.
MENU: PA Bowen farm foods; exact menu to be determined
Carpooling is encouraged.
Because of limited space and acoustics, we cannot allow children at this event nor do we have space for babysitting. Because of the farm animals, we cannot allow pets.  
We do not have any arrangements with a particular hotel but there are plenty 5 miles away in Waldorf, Maryland.            

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Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Early Registration and lunch $100.00
Early Registration and lunch $100.00
Late Registration and lunch $125.00
Late Registration and lunch $125.00

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Location Information

PA Bowen Farmstead
15701 Doctor Bowen Rd
Acquasco, MD 20613

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