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tallgrass prairie

Utilizing Tallgrass Prairie and Savanna to Expand Your Grazing Options

Free!

Saturday, August 4
12:30-3:30 pm 

Prehistorically, grazing was an important component of our natural landscapes and the process of grazing helped to maintain our native ecosystems and promote biodiversity. Today, there are multiple opportunities to help conserve and promote biodiversity in our agricultural systems by utilizing managed grazing techniques and bringing grazing back to our natural systems. Native tallgrass prairie plantings can provide alternative sources of forage and when placed as a buffer strip can help to improve water quality. Oak Savanna restorations utilizing silvopasture techniques can increase the amount of land in grazing production, provide shade and shelter for livestock, and increase biodiversity. Come see both of these practices in place on a working farm.

Instructors: Keefe Keeley (Savanna Institute), John Delaney (Valley Stewardship Network), & Rod Ofte (Pasture Project)

Location:  E5930 Spring Coulee Rd, Coon Valley, WI 54623

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