MANAGEMENT INTENSIVE GRAZING
What is managed grazing?

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

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 chickens and other threatened grassland wildlife.

This is what we do! 

Grazing planning

Implementation assistance

Cost-sharing guidance

On-farm consultations

Pasture walks and workshops

Grazing Planner - Golden Sands' grazing specialist,

Amalia Priest, is being certified as a Technical Service Provider (TSP).  She has worked with beef and dairy in managed grazing systems and likes to focus on multi-species advantages.

We currently have a position open for another grazing specialist.  View that posting HERE.

 

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 HERE to see what's coming up.

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 HERE to see what's coming up.

Any questions - Contact us!  

Amalia Priest, Grazing Assistant

Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc.

amalia.priest@goldensandscrd.org

715-343-6215 ext. 714

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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 operatipn.

Read more: EQIP Newsletter

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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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