"Principles & Practices of Adaptive Grazing"
Three Event Dates: September 24, 25, & 27 - All Events 4:30-7:00PM CST
Three Event Locations: Creal Springs, IL (Sept 24), Mulberry Grove, IL (Sept 25) & Arrowsmith, IL (Sept 27)
Presentation & Pasture Walk w/ Dr. Allen Williams
Join soil and livestock expert Dr. Allen Williams for three farmer and rancher focused events on how to use adaptive livestock grazing to improve soil health, forage production and farm finances. Hosted by three different livestock operations, the events will features a short presentation on adaptive grazing principles and pasture walk to demonstrate how adaptive management principles can be successfully put into practice on a range of different farm operations and landscapes. Tips on how to optimize economic and ecological benefits of adaptive management will be covered, as will how to troubleshoot common challenges faced during the transition to adaptive management.

While all events will cover the fundamentals of adaptive grazing, each pasture walk will focus on the unique livestock operation of the host farm. Beef cow, dairy cow, and sheep operations will be featured and the hosting farmers will join Dr. Williams to share how they have transitioned to adaptive management, including some of the challenges they've overcome. Host farms include:

Sept, 24, 2018: Jeff Beasley -- Beasley Family Farm - Beef Cattle
(7336 Stonefort Road, Creal Springs, IL)
Sept, 25, 2018: Ashley Snow Osborn & Tony Snow - Snow Dairy Farm - Dairy Cattle
(1468 North 100 Street, Mulberry Grove, IL)
Sept. 27, 2018: Elton & Spring Mau - Circle M Farm - Sheep
(31086 E 1300 N Rd., Arrowsmith, IL)


Supper will be served during Dr. Williams' presentation free of charge.

Registration deadline: September 21, 2018. Please contact PastureProject@winrock.org with questions or for more information.

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