May 9th – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Justin Morris, NRCS Pasture Specialist, will share Practices to Enhance Soil Health
The morning classroom session will be held at:
Portage County Annex Government Building
1426 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI.
A local foods lunch will be provided.
The Pasture Walk will begin at 12:15 at:
401 Dewey Drive
Stevens Point, WI
It will include a walk and discussion of Bill’s grazing techniques to improve pasture health.
On farm demonstrations will include a test pit and Solvita 1 day CO2 Respiration Test.
There is no fee
to attend this outstanding workshop but pre-registration is required by May 2nd!
Seed Selection Workshop & Pasture Walk
Thursday, May 19th 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Classroom: Lakeview Community Library, 112 Butler Street, Random Lake, WI 53075
10:30 Designing Cover Crop Mixes, Justin Morris, Regional Soil Health Specialist, NRCS. Justin will discuss renovating pastures using multi-species cover crops and will take us through the steps of designing our own custom cover crop mixes. You will learn how to select appropriate plant species and their respective seeding rates to design mixes specific to your pastures!
Pasture Walk: Jeff-Leen Farm, N254 County Road I, Random Lake, WI 53075
1:30 Pasture Walk
The Preder’s practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their Certified Piedmontese Beef herd and their flocks of meat birds and laying hens. In addition to their perennial grass & legume pastures, they have been using annuals to renovate pastures, extend the grazing season and increase forage yields. Jeff Preder will explain seeding and interseeding methods used to establish and enhance pastures and reasons for choosing annuals & brassicas to extend the grazing season. Mike Preder will explain cover crop mixes he uses on their row crop land. Justin Morris & Mike Gehl will be on hand to assist participants in learning to identify plant species.
As 5th & 6th generation farmers on this land, Preders are proud to direct market their meat & eggs at several well-known Farmers Markets year-round. They also sell to various restaurants in the Milwaukee Metro Area. To learn more about their farm, please visit their web site at www.jeffleenfarm.com.
Registration Fee: $10.00 registration is required for the classroom session & lunch. Register by Friday, May 13th. Please contact Kirsten Jurcek, Grazing Education Specialist, Glacierland RC&D at (920) 342-9504 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Pasture walk is open to the public and free of charge!
Wednesday, June 1st - 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.
Basin Grazier Network presents a pasture walk at:
Steve and Marie Deibele
rotationally graze about 60 steers and 200 hogs on 210 acres of pasture near
Kiel. As second career farmers, they achieved their dream of creating a
sustainable farm that provides a natural, nurturing environment for cattle,
pigs, and horses while preserving or improving the quality of the water, air,
soil, and plant life. Download the event flyer here: June 1 Pasture Walk
There is no fee
to attend this pasture walk but pre-registration is required by May
27th. To Register call, text or email Kirsten Jurcek, Grazing
Educator, Glacierland RC&D @ (920) 342-9504 or email@example.com