Learn from fellow farmers about the benefits and challenges of managed grazing, such as equipment, seeding rates, livestock care, cost-sharing, and more. Our grazing specialist will be there to answer your technical questions!
Check out our Facebook page for more event information: www.facebook.com/pg/goldensandsrcd/events/
2021 Pasture Walks
With COVID safety precautions in place, we will continue with pasture walks this summer. We are doing short events, outside, with hand sanitizer and masks on hand, while utilizing fence posts to measure and maintain social distance.
That being said, they will be attended at your own risk and comfort. They may also be cancelled if conditions require it - state/county mandates change or with host comfort.
Please feel free to share and contact grazing planner, Rachel Bouressa, with any questions.
We would like to thank our farm hosts, as well as our collaborating partners for their work with us for these events!
Rachel Bouressa, Grazing Planner
Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc.
715-343-6215 ext. 706
We are proud to partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), County Land & Water Conservation Departments, the Grazing Land Conservation Initiative, Wisconsin Farmers' Union, and UW-Extension offices to plan and implement successful grazing systems throughout Central Wisconsin.
Monday, July 19th
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Nelson's Artesian Acres, LLC
N1375 Lind Center Rd, Waupaca
Featuring: Beef, sheep, chickens, marketing value-added products, growing on challenging sandy soils, NRCS rainfall simulator demo
Thursday, July 29th
6:00 - 8:30 pm
W2956 State Rd 23, Green Lake
Featuring: Miniature hereford cattle, Large Black Hogs (a critically endangered breed), building herds, and building a more just food system through innovation and abundance
Thursday, August 19th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pigeon River Farm
E7148 Neitzke Rd, Marion
Featuring: Utilizing drone technology to manage livestock
Please RSVP to Rachel at:
Thurs, Sept 16th
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Helen and Les VanOrnum Farm
Featuring: Getting started with grazing, utilizing EQIP funding, grazing on challenging sandy soils, learning from your fellow farmers