Pope County Natural Resources, Pope SWCD, the Land Stewardship project, and Glacial Ridge Cattelmen’s Association, will be hosting a grazing management field day. The field day will consist of a tour of two operating rotational grazing systems where the producers will share information on their projects including fencing, watering systems, utilizing cover crops, and invasive species management.
The tour will focus on beef cattle operations but management practices can be applied to all classes of grazing livestock. Topics covered will include:
Intensive grazing for pasture production and for rejuvenating native prairie
- Utilizing a pipeline system to provide clean water to grazing livestock
- Utilizing cover crops to assist in removing old pastures, grazing and improving soil health
- Invasive species management to improve pasture and grassland health
- A rainfall simulator demonstration will be presented showing how good stewardship protects our soils.
An evening meal will be provided. Reservations are requested by July 14th to secure a meal. For more information contact the Pope NRCS/SWCD office at 320-634-5327.