View a grazing management system, discuss temporary fencing and more as Pope County NRCS and multiple other sponsors host the 2019 Pope County Grazing Management Field Day from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 1, at Terry and Darlene Barchenger's farm, 10412 230th St, Brooten.
Farmer Terry Barchenger will kick off the event with a discussion of grazing management, fencing, watering and how he's incorporated cover crops. Kent Solberg, SFA Livestock & Grazing Specialist; and Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Specialist; will be on hand to answer questions and talk about managing newly planted forages. Kent and Terry will follow with a demonstration of temporary fencing options. Dinner will follow.
This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP by July 26, if possible, to Jessica Hoheisel at 320.634.5143 Ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsors include Land Stewardship Project, The Nature Conservancy, Pope SWCD and Glacial Ridge Cattlemen's Association.
Also: From 3-4 p.m., prior to the start of the field day, the Land Stewardship Project is offering an extra discussion for non-operating landowners interested in conservation practices and possibilities in the region, or beginning farmers interested in discussing land-owner relationships. Simply show up by 3 if you wish to attend.
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