Pasture Renovation and Establishing Silvopasture with Multi-species Rotational Grazing
Aug 27, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM
Drifty Acres 4498 S Westline Rd Poplar, WI 54864
Categories Chapter Event
Topics grazing, Livestock, ruminant, silvopasture, Soil Health
Join farmers Jake and Brigid Williams and SFA’s Silvopasture specialist Tyler Carlson for an afternoon discussing the details of establishing a silvopasture system on an old farm. This is Jake and Brigid’s first full season on this farm where they are working on renovating worn-out hay fields and a woodlot by grazing a variety of livestock. They also operate Regenerative Ruminants, hiring out their “flerd” of goats and sheep as land managers who specialize in brush clearing, pasture improvement, and invasive species control.
We will see how trees and animals can work together: buckthorn management, Christmas and fruit tree planting, forest restoration, pigs as tillers, and more. Jake, Brigid, and Tyler will give presentations in the shed and then we’ll take a walkabout on the 80 acres. Please bring your own chair if you would like to sit during the presentations.
Registration requested, walkups welcome.
Fee: $5 for SFA members, $15 for nonmembers
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Address: Drifty Acres, 4498 S Westline Rd Poplar, WI 54864
This event is hosted by the Lake Superior Chapter of SFA.
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