Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
75°F
Dew Point
67°F
Humidity
76%
Wind
ENE at 6 mph
Barometer
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Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:23 a.m.
Sunset
07:28 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 71 to 79 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
79°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
88°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
89°F / 69°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
81°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
74°F / 51°F
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Wednesday
69°F / 51°F
Sunny
Thursday
74°F / 52°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 76 to 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 14 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Green is the New Gold – The Value of Keeping the Land in Grass

Jan. 2, 2014 | 0 comments

WAUSAU

During the past 22 years "Managed Grazing" has gone from being a fringe practice promoted by a committed group of visionaries to a management system that is widely accepted and implemented as a way to reduce costs, build soil and water resources, keep animals healthy, and produce high quality food.

This year's 22nd annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference will be held Jan. 16-18, at The Patriot Center in Wausau. The event will highlight successful on-farm management practices that will inspire attendees to make small changes now in order to remain competitive in the future of grazing and agriculture.

"The Grazing conference provides Inspiration for all who attend. New people can learn from experienced, innovative and profitable graziers," states Paul Daigle, recipient of the 2013 GrassWorks Grazing Advocator award. "Experienced graziers have the opportunity to come and learn from the best from all around the world. All of this is done in an atmosphere of learning and sharing with people excited about grazing based agriculture."

Local graziers who have "been there, done that" will participate in a variety of breakout sessions that include marketing pasture dairy products, farmland preservation and AEAs, farm transfer strategies, dealing with stray voltage on the farm, pasture management for upland bird habitat, and so much more.

GrassWorks will welcome nationally known speakers Gabe Brown and Professor Emeritus Fred Provenza.

Professor Fred Provenza will start out Friday with a keynote that illustrates how behavior — the diets and lifestyles creatures learn — links soil and plants with herbivores and human beings. Provenza will follow up this keynote with a session about understanding how animals behave on pasture and how to manage their differences

Gabe Brown will give presentations Friday and Saturday on the tools and techniques he has used on his ranch for the past 20 years to restore soil health and organic matter, such as cover crops, no-tilling and livestock integration.

The event features 30-plus workshops, tradeshow, silent and live auctions, locally raised foods, and numerous networking and community building opportunities for a full conference fee of $150 for GrassWorks members.

Not a GrassWorks member or need to renew? Simply fill out the membership form on their website, www.grassworks.org, or add the $50 membership fee onto the conference registration.

GrassWorks is currently seeking food donors and volunteers. Scholarships are available on a limited basis for farmers in economic need.

For more info go to www.grassworks.org (to access full conference schedule and online registration) or contact Conference Planner, Lanice Szomi: 715-965-8324 or grazingrocks@gmail.com.

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