Dairy hosts Pasture Walk

Glacierland RC&D & Saxon Homestead Farm are hosting a Pasture Walk at Saxon Homestead Farm, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Fifth generation farmers, Robert & Karl Klessig along with their families and employees, practice managed intensive rotational on more than 1,000 acres in Manitowoc County to produce their award-winning Saxon Creamery Cheese and grass finished beef.

During the tour the Klessig’s will explain overall farm management, successful seeding techniques they’ve used to develop and maintain productive pasture swards, livestock rotation and their master grazier mentoring. These experts will explain how they’ve continually improved their soils while maximizing forage quality and quantity and livestock health.

Justin Morris, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist, will lead a demonstration on pasture soil health. This hands-on, rainfall simulation demonstration will show aggregate stability, soil structure and rainfall infiltration using soils from Saxon Homestead pastures. Justin will discuss the relationship of these properties to runoff, erosion and water quantity.

This free event is open to the public. Contact Kirsten Jurcek, Grazing Educator, and Glacierland RC&D at (920) 342-9504 or kjurcek1@centurytel.net for more information.

The Pasture Walk is sponsored by the Saxon Homestead Farm and Glacierland RC&D with funds from SARE through GrassWorks.


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