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Grazing Farm Tours

Date: Thursday, May 25, 9:30am

Location: Spring Green, WI

Posted March 2017

Join Iowa County’s Farmer-Led Watershed Group and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for a tour of two grazing farms, followed by brats and seafood.

9:30 a.m. Butler Family Farm (Ann and David Zimrin), 5044 Wiest Rd, Spring Green
11:30 a.m. Hillside Pastures Farm (Daniel and Linda Marquardt), 6511 Hillside School Rd, Spring Green
Farm tour followed by lunch at Hillside Pastures Farm

Come see and discuss grazing practices – grazing rotations, a demonstration of moving fence, no-till drilling for pasture improvement, goats for brush control, stream stabilization and crossings, overwintering fields in recovery, challenges with erosion and runoff, and a rainfall simulator showing impacts of land cover on erosion.

Then enjoy brats, plus seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf – whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we seek to help through our conservation practices.

For more information, visit the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute website.