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First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide
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6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison
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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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Silvopasture Workshop

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.

Questions? Contact
Diomy Zamora at 612-626-9272 or zamor015@umn.edu or
Keefe Keeley at
keefe@savannainstitute.org or 608-632-2719, or
Diane Mayerfeld at dbmayerfeld@wisc.edu or 608-262-8188

Register here

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