Learn about basic pasture management

Wisconsin State Farmer
A series of pasture walks will discuss teh importance of planning and design of a grazing system.

Southwest Badger Resources Conservation and Development Council will present a series of pasture walks in partnership with Madison Area Technical College (MATC), held at the teaching farm located at Fountain Prairie Farm, part of MATC's new program titled Sustainable Farm to Table: Modern Meat Production, a one-year technical diploma. 

The first of three walks is on Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at 1901 WI-16, Fall River, focused on Understanding the Design and Layout of Your System.

Robert Bauer, Grazing Broker with Southwest Badger RC&D, will discuss the importance of planning and design of your grazing system. Local NRCS and Conservation staff will also talk about programs available to assist farmers in the design of the system as well as cost sharing for the implementation of grazing management. Randy Zogbaum, MATC Instructor, will wrap things up with a look at tools that producers can use to evaluate the profitability of grazing.

The cost is $40 for the general public and free for Southwest Badger sustaining members. All participants should register by June 8 by calling MATC at 608-258-2301 x 2.