Adaptive Grazing Management in Drought Discussion Sept. 13 near Spicer

Are you suffering from drought over the past growing season(s)? Has drought forced you to make financial decisions that set your farm and goals back?

Join SFA’s Soil Health Lead Jonathan Kilpatrick and Grazing Lead Doug Voss for a free event to discuss livestock management in drought from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 13, at a working pasture, 7143 71st St, Spicer, Minn.

We will gather on a leased pasture that Voss Farms just began leasing this season, and Jonathan and Doug will discuss multiple drought management methods that may work for your farm. Take a look at feeding hay on pasture in these tricky weather conditions to still bring significant value to your grazing land.

Discussions on custom grazing, watering systems, and fencing infrastructure will also be included. Attend this event to learn these proven techniques as well as network with other farmer attendees who are going through the same situation.

Please wear footwear suitable for walking in tall grass as we work our way around the pasture for the evening. Also, please bring your own water bottle to keep hydrated.

Free; registration is required to reserve a box lunch. Walkups welcome but may not receive food.

Click here to register.


Note: This pasture is south of Spicer on 71st St NE between 60th and 75th Aves NE. This is just west of the Swanson Waterfowl Production Area on County Rd 8 NE. SFA signs will be posted at nearby crossroads to direct you.

Directions from Willmar: Take U.S. Highway 71 north just out of town, then turn right on 37th Ave NE/County Rd 90. Then go left on County Rd 9 NE. Continue on then turn right on Glacial Ridge Trail/township 26. Finally, turn left on 71st St NE and the site is about a half-mile down the road.

Directions from Spicer: Head south on MN-23 W toward 113th Ave NE/Lake Ave S. Turn left onto 71st St NE. After nearly a mile, turn right to stay on 71st St NE. The event site is about a half mile down the road.

SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional purposes and to use as documentation of events to share with our funders.  If you do not wish to be photographed, please let our event host know — we’ll make every effort to make sure you are not photographed.

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