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:

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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. 

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July 19th

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


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July 29th
Green Lake

Thursday, July 29th

6:00 - 8:30 pm

ParKelm Farm

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 


August 19th

Thursday, August 19th

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Pigeon River Farm

E7148 Neitzke Rd, Marion

Featuring:  Utilizing drone technology to manage livestock

***Limited capacity***

Please RSVP to Rachel at:


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September 16th

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


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