Dairy grazing pasture walk

The event will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 10:30am to 3:00pm

Those with an interest in grazing are invited to the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Summer Fling Pasture Walk at Wagner Organic Dairy Farm. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Wagner Organic Dairy is located at 9750 County Road 5 NW, Brandon, MN.

The main focus will be on pasture production to improve farm economics. Kent Solberg with the Sustainable Farming Association and Jeff Duchene with the Natural Resources Conservation Service will lead a discussion on pasture production financials and forage ideas for the Wagner Farm. There will also be discussion on current dairy farming pressures and the results from an ongoing study looking at financial performance of dairy grazing farms in four states.

The afternoon will include a review of Ben’s pasture, discussion on grazing when wet, renovating bluegrass dominated sward, and how well-managed pastures can improve farm revenue. Ben will share what forages work on his farm and how they influence his feed costs. The group will also cover how good pasture management can help overall farm financial success.

The project (four state ongoing grazing dairy farm financials) is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

An RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to Bonnie Haugen, [email protected] or 507-421-7170.