The Managed Grazing Team at Golden Sands RC&D is here to provide farmers with resources, technical advice and grazing plans at no cost to the producer if working with the NRCS. The Grazing Team is grant funded to write grazing plans for the EQIP (cost-share) program provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Interested in Grazing?
Grazing utilizes the livestocks' ability to harvest feed and spread fertilizer. This system can increase yields while reducing labor and inputs for the farmer. Grass-based systems reduce soil erosion, and protect our lakes and rivers. Permanent pastures also mimic natural ecosystems and provide habitat for a wide variety of native plants and animals, including prairie chickens and other threatened grassland wildlife.
These workshops are designed to dive deeper into conservation topics related to grazing. They are a great place to learn more about what can be done realistically on the farm to improve practices and improve production.
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Through the EQIP program, producers can receive cost-sharing for fencing, waterlines, new seeding, as well as technical assistance.
Once enrolled in EQIP, farmers are also able to enroll in Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for additional cost-sharing incentives for enhancements to the grazing plan and farm operation.
Read more: EQIP Newsletter
We are proud to partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), County Land & Water Conservation Departments, the Grazing Land Conservation Initiative, and UW-Extension offices to plan and implement successful grazing systems throughout Central Wisconsin.