Fall Grazing Conference

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Event Information

Date: 

November 10th, 2018


Time: 

8:30am - 3:30pm


Cost: 

$20 (Late Registration is $30)


The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network and UW-Extension invite you to attend this year’s fall grazing conference in Shell Lake from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The program will start at 8:30 AM and includes a catered meal by Lois Stellrecht, who is the owner of Lois’ Country Cupboard Cuisine and a local livestock farmer. This conference will combine the traditional cow/calf workshop with grazing information and will be of interest to new farmers, part-time or full-time operators and low-income startups whether a grazier or a non-grazier.  Several agency and commercial exhibitors will be available to network with throughout the day.   The specific topics and order of presentations will include:

  1. Keynote: Ten common health questions asked by beef graziers – Dr. Ryan Leiterman, DVM, Crystal Creek Naturals.
  2. Soil health through regenerative agriculture – Gabe Brown, Bismark, North Dakota. A pre-recorded presentation via streaming video.  Investigating the role of cover crops and grazing livestock in building soils and land stewardship.
  3. Silvopasture economics and implementation – Diane Mayerfeld, UW-Madison Extension, Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, CIAS.
  4. Practical Nutrition for grass finishing beef – Dr. Greg Brickner, DVM, Organic Valley Cooperative.
  5. Panel Discussion – Steps taken to start a grazing operation – Randy Gilbertson (Moderator), Kent Wabrowetz, Chris Johnson, and Mike Durand.
  6. Wolf Management Update in NW Wisconsin – Eric Fromm, Wildlife Services, USDA-APHIS.

Advance registration forms for the Conference are due by Tuesday, November 6.

Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch, snacks and materials.  Late registration is $30.

For more information, contact UW-Extension Ag Agent Kevin Schoessow at Spooner:  715-635-3506, or NW Graziers members Lynn Johnson: 715-225-9882, Randy Gilbertson: 715-520-2112, or Otto Wiegand: 715-416-0513.

Event Location

Shell Lake High School
271 US Highway 63
Washburn, WI


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