Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Heart of Wisconsin Winter Grazing Conference

Date: Mar 7 2013 9:45 am

Location: [unknown]

Posted February 2013

Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild, WI

Presentation topics include:

  • Grazing management effects on pasture growth
  • Pastured heifers grow well and have productive first lactations
  • Benefits of grass-fed meat and dairy products with regard to cardiovascular health
  • Cattle growth response when grazing fertilized monocultures of mixed legume tall or meadow fescue pastures
  • Managed grazing’s effect on soil quality and structure
  • Discussion of year-round management practices on dairy and diversified livestock farms

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