Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
Posted July 2018
The University of Minnesota Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, the Wallace Center Pasture Project and the Savanna Institute will jointly host a Silvopasture workshop near La Crescent, Minnesota.
The workshop will begin Friday afternoon, August 3, with a tour of a Nettle Valley Farm near Spring Grove, Minnesota, followed by dinner and a presentation and networking session at Willow Creek Ranch in Coon Valley, Wisconsin.
The workshop will continue on Saturday morning, August 4, with presentations and small group exercises on silvopasture design and management. Saturday afternoon will feature a tour of Willow Creek Ranch’s savanna restoration and silvopasture efforts.
Participants can sign up for either day or both days.
Nettle Valley Farm rotates pastured pigs through pine and walnut plantations and is converting woodland to create additional areas for the pigs to forage and access shade. Willow Creek Ranch raises beef, pork, and poultry on pasture and is integrating the livestock into savanna restoration efforts.
Registration for both days is only $45, including meals. The workshop program and agenda can be downloaded here.