Heartland Outdoors: Conservation Corner

Principles & Practices of Adaptive Grazing

Wednesday, September 12

The Pasture Project is sponsoring three free pasture walks. 

“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

Co-Sponsored By:

Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District
Williamson County Soil & Water Conservation District
McLean County Soil & Water Conservation District
Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Wallace Center
Illinois Forage & Grasslands Council
Illinois Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative


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 features 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 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
                  (13086 E. 1300 N Road, Arrowsmith, IL)


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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with questions or for more information.


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