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Exploring Forage Potential in a Rotationally Grazed, Perennial Pasture System
September 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Zoom Event
- RSVP to LSP’s Alex Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a young grazier wanting to explore rotational grazing of diverse, perennial pastures? How about techniques for increasing forage productivity and quality to extend your grazing season? Are you a seasoned grazier with direct experience and/or connections relevant to this topic that could help a young grazier get going?
Fire up your computer and join the Land Stewardship Project on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., for an Online Pasture Talk* featuring southeastern Minnesota grazier Zach Knutson. He will share his recent experiences planting parcels of highly erodible soil to a perennial pasture mix to help expand his land base while sequestering carbon and improving soil in those spots. Zach also plans to discuss lessons learned in the first year of daily rotations and the benefits he is seeing in his pastures from cutting paddock sizes in periods of slow growth.
Zach Knutson owns and operates Knutson Shorthorns in Pine Island, Minn., where he rotationally grazes registered shorthorns and direct markets beef. Recently, Zach has been planting more perennial crops and plans to utilize more diverse cover crop mixes for fall/spring grazing. He has also been breaking his pastures up into smaller paddocks, moving the cattle more frequently and increasing rest periods. When he is not farming, Zach works as a bank examiner with the Farm Credit Administration, which oversees the Farm Credit System institutions across the U.S.
*E-mail reminders with event details and Zoom links will be sent out at least one week ahead of the event.
Contact LSP’s Alex Romano at email@example.com.