Farmers interested in switching to rotational grazing or just starting out in grazing should attend one of the Wisconsin Grazing Schools to be held around the state the next several months. The schools are designed to teach producers, educators and agency staff the basics of management-intensive grazing with a hands-on approach.
The two-day workshops will cover grazing and dairy and livestock production on pastures. Topics include pasture species selection and management, fencing and watering systems, animal health on pasture, animal nutrition, pasture improvement techniques and the economics of pasturing systems. Producers can network with producers already using management-intensive grazing as well as university and USDA-NRCS experts in grazing.
The cost is $75 per person, including reference materials and meals. A second person from the same farm can register for $35. Dates, locations and registration deadlines are:
June 10-11 in River Falls. Registration deadline is June 2.
June 24-25 in Gleason. Registration deadline is June 16.
July 22 in Fond du Lac. Registration deadline is July 14. This school is one day only and registration is $35.
Aug. 19-20 in Richland Center. Registration date to be announced.
For more information or to register, call 715-425-3345.