Thursday, September 13, 2018

Three Grazing Workshops September 24,25,& 27



There are three great grazing workshops coming up on September 24th, 25th, & 27th. Please help NRCS & conservation partners get the word out so anyone who has been contemplating getting into grazing or improving their livestock operation can take advantage of this incredible training and information from known EXPERTS.

"Principles & Practices of Adaptive Grazing"

Free Presentations & Pasture Walks with Dr. Allen Williams

Three Event Dates: September 24, 25, & 27 - All Events 4:30-7:00PM CST

Three Event Locations: Creal Springs, IL (Sept 24), Mulberry, IL (Sept 25) &  Arrowsmith, IL (Sept 27)

Join soil and livestock expert Dr. Allen Williams for three farmer and rancher focused events on how to use adaptive livestock grazing to improve soil health, forage production, and farm finances. Organized by the Pasture Project and hosted by three different livestock operations, the events will feature a short presentation on adaptive grazing principles and pasture walk to demonstrate how adaptive management principles can be successfully put into practice on a range of different farm operations and landscapes. Tips on how to optimize the economic and ecological benefits of adaptive management will be covered, as will how to troubleshoot common challenges faced during the transition to adaptive management.

While all events will cover the fundamentals of adaptive grazing, each pasture walk will focus on the unique livestock operation of the host farm. Beef cow, dairy cow, and sheep operations will be featured and the hosting farmers will join Dr. Williams to share how they have transitioned to adaptive management, including some of the challenges they've overcome. Host farms include:

Sept, 24, 2018:  Jeff Beasley -- Beasley Family Farm - Beef Cattle

                             (7336 Stonefort Road, Creal Springs, IL)



Sept, 25, 2018:  Ashley Snow Osborne & Tony Snow - Snow Dairy Farm - Dairy Cattle

                             (1468 N. 100 Street, Mulberry, IL)



Sept. 27, 2018:  Elton & Spring Mau - Circle M Farm - Sheep 


                            (31086 E. 1300 N Road, Arrowsmith, IL)


PLEASE NOTE: ALL EVENTS ARE FROM 4:30-7:00PM CT
Supper will be served during Dr. Williams' presentation free of charge.
Registration deadline: September 21, 2018.  Register online: http://bit.ly/IllinoisAdaptiveGrazing2018
Please contact Pasture Project at [email protected] with questions or for more information.

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