Who Should Attend?
Any producer who wants to take their operation to the next level. This course will examine beef, dairy, small ruminant, pastured pig, and pastured poultry grazing & foraging. Hands-on experience will be heavily emphasized. This is a power-packed three days that will change your perspective on what a pasture based operation can be. Taught by highly experienced and expert practitioners.
What You Will Learn:
Principles of Soil Health & Adaptive Stewardship
Restoring Vibrant Ecosystems Through Adaptive Grazing
Making Grazing Highly Profitable & Desirable
Multi-species Grazing Strategies
Successful Marketing: Strategies for Enhanced Net Margins
How to Stack Enterprises to Increase Efficiencies
How To Lay Out Practical and Flexible Grazing Plans
The Pro’s and Con’s of a Stacked Enterprise Model
How to Develop a Forage Chain to Feed Multiple Species
Setting up the "grazing wedge" & developing a forage chain
Plant Brix: How to Measure & How To Use
Water systems - wells, surface water, pipelines, pumps, etc.
Paddock construction and layout
“Before & After” grazing observation and evaluation
Soil health evaluation - infiltration, earthworm counts, sniff test, soil aggregate observation, shovel test
Leader/follower grazing"Flerd" grazing (mixed species herds)
Marketing & Sales Skills
Stacked Enterprises: Planning, coordinating, implementing