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River Country Grazing Network Upcoming Events

2015 WEST CENTRAL WI SPRING GRAZING CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
GRAND OCCASIONS BALLROOM, OSSEO WI

9:00 – 10:00 Registration, Tradeshow and Farmer Fellowship

10:00 – 11:25 Soil fertility and Decoding Soil Test Reports by Mark Kopecky

11:30 – 12:00 Southwest Badger RC&D Grazing Broker Program by Laura Paine

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch & Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program presentation by Joe Tomandl III

1:00 – 3:00 Farmer Panel including:

  • Haly and Joe Schultz - Homestead Heifers: custom heifer grazing operation
  • Richard Cates - Cates Family Farm: the odyssey of the Cates Family Farm direct-market grass-fed beef business
  • Joe Tomandl III - dairy farm duplication versus expansion
  • Chris Trosen - Grazing Public Lands in Polk and St. Croix counties: a public-private partnership

Members - don't forgot to enter the promotion
code you recieved via email!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 summer pasture walks!
See you next summer!

*Sincerest thanks to the hosting producers, River Country Grazing Network members and Wisconsin Farmers Union!*

It’s your network, your voice; let it be heard!

2014 West Central WI Spring Grazing Conference

Thanks to our Speakers

Brad Heins
Assistant Professor of Organic Dairy Management
West Central Research Center University of MN
Morris, Minnesota

Doug Gunnink
Founder of the Gunnink Forage Institute, Forage Expert and "Whole Farm Management" Consultant

Thanks to our Farmer Panel

Kay Craig - Grassway Organics, LLC

Lynn P. Johnson - Peterson Farmstead Farm

Bob Keil - RavenCroft Farm

Dan Pearson - Pure Sun Farm

Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters!


Video of past grazing events

How To Move 90 Dairy Cows in Four Minutes!

Self Propelled Harvesting Units

Dairy Cows on Grass In October, 50 + Days Rest Period - October 8th, 2009 - An example of what can be accomplished after 15 years of praticing Management intensive Grazing (MiG) & focusing on the 3 legs of the stool; 1) Time On a paddock (Occupancy Period), 2) Time Off a paddock (Rest Period) & 3) Soil Fertility.

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Last updated: Nov 1, 2014