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Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

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Location: Statewide

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Silvopasture Walk

Date: September 29, 2016, 10am-noon

Location: Lancaster Agricultural Research Station

Posted September 2016

The Lancaster Agricultural Research Station will host a pasture walk of its newly established silvopasture trial on Thursday, September 29th, from 10:00am to noon.

Silvopasture is the intentional, intensively managed integration of grazing with trees. Summer 2016 was the pilot season for a multi-year trial of silvopasture created by thinning existing woodlots on the research station. We will look at the silvopasture and comparison plots and discuss preliminary observations of the value of silvopasture for animal welfare and managing heat stress, as well as potential environmental impacts and management challenges.

Where: 7396 State Hwy 35 & 81, Lancaster, WI

For more information: Contact Diane Mayerfeld, 608-262-8188 or