Pasture walk set for Sept. 19
A pasture walk will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Barb Salas's farm, N8996 Hwy 26, Burnett.
Visitors can tour the 15 acres where Salas uses temporary fencing to graze 42 commercial crossbred ewes. She also has a five-acre paddock to be seeded this fall with turnips for pasture.
Salas plans to seed another 25 acres next spring to increase her pasture acres.
Gene Schriefer, Iowa County UW-Extension agent. will be on hand to discuss innovative fencing techniques for grazers. He will discuss planning permanent fencing and when it is advisable to use portable fences.
A light lunch will be provided at 1 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Columbia/Dodge Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.
The farm is located about one mile north of Burnett on the east side of Hwy. 26.
To preregister, call Joyce Dunbar at 608-742-9687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, contact George Koepp, UW-EX Agriculture educator for Columbia County, at 608-742-9682, or email at George.email@example.com.