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Pasture walk at Grayson Grass Dairy looks at grazing for soil health

Wisconsin State Farmer
A pasture walk will be held at an Amherst Junction farm is well known for its successful operation based on having animals on well managed pastures.

AMHERST JUNCTION - Join dairy farmers Nate Peplinski and Paul Onan on their pasture based dairy farm, 9659 Grayson Rd., Amherst Junction, for a tour explaining how grazing impacts soil productivity at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 2. 

This 90-cow dairy farm has been grazing since 1992, and are well known for their successful operation based on having animals on well managed pastures. Nate and Paul are also working with the Wisconsin School for Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program as Paul's family transitions the farm to Nate. 

This event will feature Dr. Jacob Prater, professor of Solid and Waste Resources at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, who will talk about soil productivity, soil biomes, and how grazing increases soils productivity over time.

For more information, contact Joel Kuehnhold, Grazing Specialist with Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council at 715-343-6215 or via email at Joel.Kuehnhold@goldensandsrcd.org.