Dirt Rich Episode 9: “Silvopasture in Minnesota”

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Silvopasture: “the intentional integration of trees, forage, and livestock into one intensively managed system.”  New Dirt Rich voices Jared Luhman and Tyler Carlson give an intro to silvopasture practices, covering a little history, how silvopasture looks today, and the economic and biological benefits these systems can provide to Minnesota farmers. Stay tuned for next week’s…

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Soil Health Case Studies Vol. 3

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SFA again has partnered with the U. of M. to offer a new set of Soil Health Case Studies featuring profiles of area farmers who are building soil health on their farm operations. These Case Studies were collected and written by SFA Soil Health Lead Jared Luhman and feature farmers in Southeast Minnesota, a prime location…

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Paddock Move at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Paddock move Sherburne

The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Zimmerman, MN spans 30,700 acres on the Anoka Sandplain, and is largely oak savanna. The refuge is home to a wealth of wildlife diversity, including the sandhill crane, Blanding’s turtles, and wild turkeys. And, since 2013, sometimes cattle. For nearly three years, University of Minnesota researcher Austin Yantes, seasoned…

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