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Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU), Glacierland RC&D, Waupaca County Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) and Steve Rosenow are hosting a Twilight Pasture Walk at Steve Rosenow’s beef grazing farm, E9415 Kanaman Rd., New London, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. 

Rosenow currently rotationally grazes 30 Herford cow/calf pairs on 30 acres of pasture year-round.  During the growing season animals are moved daily.  During the non-growing season, the livestock are rotated through a winter bale grazing system.  Rosenow is working on adding additional acreage though a SARE grant by thinning and converting 30 acres of a spruce and pine plantation previously in managed forest law to a silvopasture system along with an additional 30 acres of mixed hardwoods. 

The pasture walk will look at how the project has progressed in its first year and discuss things learned and things to consider when converting to a silvopasture system. NRCS EQIP cost share for grazing plans and pasture systems will be discussed. We’ll also discuss SARE Farmer Rancher Grant and Fund-A-Farmer Grant opportunities.  

If you are considering adding silvopasture to your grazing system or are interested in learning more about NRCS cost share for grazing or on farm grant programs that may assists graziers, don't miss this opportunity.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Contact Kirsten Jurcek, Grazing Educator, and Glacierland RC&D at (920) 342-9504  kjurcek1@centurytel.net or Derrick Raspor, NRCS- Waupaca County field office, at (920) 740-5810 derrick.raspor@wi.usda.gov with any questions.

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