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Grazing Public Lands 101Pasture Project

This four-part series is from a two-day virtual convening hosted by the Pasture Project and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on grazing public lands.

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Pastures for Profit: A guide to rotational grazingDan Undersander, Beth Albert, Dennis Cosgrove, Dennis Johnson, and Paul Peterson

This 43 page guide introduces the Who, What, and Why’s of rotational grazing. It covers plant growth, animal needs and grazing, setting up a rotational …

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Soil Builder Videos: Grass Based Meat MarketingLand Stewardship Project

Grass Based Meat Marketing is a series of three short Soil Builder Videos featuring three farms experiences with beef and goat direct marketing. Building Relationships …

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Dirt RichSustainable Farming Association (SFA)

From planting garlic to pastured turkeys, SFA’s Dirt Rich podcast brings warm conversations with farmers and land professionals about research, on farm experiences, and food. …

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AgriVoltaics: Solar Energy on Dairy FarmsSustainable Farming Association (SFA), Brad Heins, Kirsten Sharpe, Eric Buchanan, Mike Reese

Brad Heins, researcher with the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, discusses the potential to offset fossil fuel dependence via ground mounted …

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Organic Fact SheetsMidwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

MOSES developed 48 easy-to-follow explanations about various topics related to organic farming that are categorized into five sections: Field Crops & Market Farming, Business & …

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Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty CropsSavanna Institute & Farm Commons

The Savanna Institute partnered with Farm Commons, Wisconsin DATCAP, and Midwestern farmers to develop the Managing Food Safety Liability Risks when Integrating Livestock with Specialty …

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REGAIN Office Hours: Audubon Conservation RanchingNational Audubon Society

Marshall Johnson shares Audubon’s pioneering work on the market-based Conservation Ranching Program which brings farmers, ranchers, retailers and consumers together with grasslands, herds and birds into win-win alignment.

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REGAIN Office Hours: COVID Protocols for Summer EventsPractical Farmers of Iowa

Meghan Filbert of Practical Farmers of Iowa shares their approach to the 2021 event season

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REGAIN Office Hours: Oh The Places Carbon Can Go!REGAIN

Dr. Jasmine Dillon and Dr. Megan Machmuller get in the weeds of soil carbon science and the potential for regenerative grazing to sequester carbon.

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Pasture Management Online CourseWI School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers

The pasture management course is a training program in basic cool-season pasture management and guides the creation of a personalized pasture management plan.

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Wisconsin Grazing Resource LibraryUW-Madison Extension

This resource library consists of grazing resources curated by UW Madison Division of Extension.

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Grass-Fed Beef CalculatorPasture Project

This calculator is appropriate for cow-calf, stocker, finishing, or direct market enterprises and includes five year cash flow projections and a value calculator for purchase and sales decisions. It is designed for beef but can be modified to be appropriate for any pasture-based animal production.

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Grazing Cover Crop Video TutorialsPasture Project

This video tutorial series on grazing cover crops features a set of 14 videos with expert tips and advice from farmers and adaptive grazing expert, Dr. Allen Williams. The videos cover everything from the benefits of cover crops to fencing and watering systems to animal nutrition when grazing cover crops.

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Fencing Video TutorialsPasture Project

In this Fencing 101 video series, fencing expert Kent Solberg, with help from organic dairy farmer Kevin Jahnke, describes the principles and pitfalls of energized fencing in a series of 13 practical how-to videos.

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Adaptive Grazing Video TutorialsPasture Project

This video tutorial series includes a set of 35 tutorials from adaptive grazing expert Dr. Allen Williams on topics such as assessing the degree of finish of cattle, determining optimal stock density, and what to do about endophyte-infected fescue

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Technical Bulletin: Benefits of Planting and Grazing Diverse Cover CropsPasture Project

Integrating cattle grazing on winter cover crops can provide significant soil health and on-farm economic benefits. This project studied three years of cover crop and livestock integration on 8 cooperating farms in Minnesota and Iowa.

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Selecting for Grass-Based GeneticsPasture Project

Dr. Allen Williams, one of the foremost experts on grass-fed genetics, developed this comprehensive guide to selecting cattle genetics for a grass-fed program.

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Grazing Cover Crops How-To GuidePasture Project

Read Pasture Project’s how-to guide on grazing cover crops, focused on helping farmers get started with the practice to leverage soil health and economic benefits through winter livestock grazing.

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Illinois Grazing White PaperPasture Project

This paper explores the current state of cattle grazing for beef and, to a lesser extent, dairy production in Illinois resulting in grass-fed and grass-finished products that serve markets in and beyond the state.

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