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June 3, 2016
Blanchardville, WI: Are you a beginning woman farmer interested in diversified livestock and managed grazing? Come for a unique opportunity to explore integrating livestock from a female farmer point of view, including finding mentors, land and capital access, marketing, breed selection, ergonomics, integrating family and more. A diversity of livestock will be introduced from hogs to goats to sheep to poultry with a focus on resource sharing between women farmers committed to animals on pasture. Workshop includes a tour of Dorothy's Grange, a farrow to finish hog operation.
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June 18, 2016
Highland, WI: How many grassland birds can you identify? Henslow's sparrows, bobolinks, and meadowlarks are a few of the grassland birds that nest in and around the pastures on David Anderson's farm. Join us from 9 am-11 am for speakers, bird watching, and a pasture walk.
Carolyn Byers, Director of Education, Madison Audubon Society, will describe her research on grassland bird nesting ecology in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.
BJ Byers, M.S. Candidate, University of Wisconsin Madison,
describe his research on the impact of biofuel harvest on grassland bird and waterfowl densities in Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) surrounding Madison.
David Anderson will also host a pasture walk to discuss managed grazing and the
Conservation Reserve Program.
Robert Bauer, Grazing Broker, Southwest Badger, and Marie Raboin, Soil Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will describe opportunities for financial assistance for grazing plans and grazing infrastructure.
Binoculars will be available to use, courtesy of Madison Audubon Society. The workshop is sponsored by Southwest Badger RC&D in partnership with the Madison Audubon Society and University of Wisconsin Madison.
The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is requested
before June 11th.
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