Recovering Overgrown Pasture with Multi-Species Rotational Grazing

Jul 23, 2023 3:00PM—6:00PM


42777 430th Ave Aitkin, MN 56431

Cost $0.00


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In 2018, Tom and Amanda Murphy purchased an old farm in Aitkin, MN. Once the land was used to graze sheep, dairy cows, and cattle but was left to naturalize after the farmer retired. Weeds and trees grew in the pasture and the fences were no longer functional. Tom & Amanda designed a multi-species grazing plan to create a silvo-pasture to support a pasture based livestock farm.

The farm tour will walk through multi-species use to work with the land including goats, poultry, pigs, and dairy cow. View the fencing design to support a flexible rotational grazing plan to support multiple species. Fencing will include field fence, electric netting, and multi-strand electric.

Please bring your own chair, table setting & flatware.

Potluck & Farm Tour Schedule
3:00 Meet & set up potluck
3:30 Farm tour
5:00 Eat
6:00 Clean up

This event is free to attend. Registration requested, walkups welcome. Hosted by the Greater Mille Lacs Chapter of SFA.

Address: 42777 430th Ave Aitkin, MN 56431

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.