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MANAGED GRAZING

Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) divides a pasture into paddocks where animals graze in controlled rotation, using some paddocks for grazing and allowing others to rest and re-grow.

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Green In So Many Ways!

Grazing utilizes the livestocks' ability to harvest feed and spread fertilizer. This system can increase yields while reducing labor and inputs for the farmer. Having the land in grass-based systems reduces soil erosion, and protects our lakes and rivers. The permanent pastures also mimic natural ecosystems and provide habitat for a wide variety of native plants and animals, including prairie chicken and other threatened grassland wildlife. Click the RESOURCES button below to learn more.

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Pasture Walks

Pasture Walks are valuable learning experiences for new and experienced graziers, as well those interested in learning more about the principles of managed graziers.  Join us at one.

Click the PASTURE WALKS button to see what's coming up.

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Workshops

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.  Join us to learn more about what's going on in regenerative agriculture today.

 

Click the WORKSHOPS button to see what's coming up.

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Cost-sharing

Get incentivized to farm better through the

NRCS EQIP (ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM)

Through the EQIP program, producers can receive cost-sharing for fencing, waterlines, new seeding, as well as technical assistance.

Once enrolled in the EQIP program through NRCS, farmers are also able to enroll in Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which offers additional cost-sharing incentives for enhancements to the grazing plan and farm operation.Read more: EQIP Newsletter

Have Questions or want to get involved? Contact us!

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Amalia Priest

Grazing Specialist

amalia.priest@goldensandsrcd.org

715-343-6215 ext. 714

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. 

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