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Kimball Corner Pasture Walk


Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Grazers Daniel and Terese Hall will be hosting a field day at Kimball Corner in Jackson County, on July 17, 2010. The tour will start at 10:30 A.M. and feature a demonstration of high tensile fence building, a pasture walk and grazing discussion.

Kimball Corner is located six miles straight east of Bergen on Jackson County Road 29. Lookup 59893 900th Street, Odin, MN on Google Maps and/or signage will be posted in the area.

Here are some of the items you will see and hear about on the tour:

* Pasture plant species identification

* Estimating pasture production

* The ups and downs of bringing abandoned pasture into production

* On Site fence building during the tour

* Financial assistance options for implementing rotational grazing through NRCS

* The role of pastures in the larger landscape



Bring your questions and ideas. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and to visit with other farmers/ranchers and see some ideas that may work on your farm/ranch. A noon lunch will be provided. Please pre-register no later than July 15 by calling Rural Advantage at 507-238-5449 or email kim@ruraladvantage.org. Those who pre-register will be eligible for the door prize drawing. Pre-registering ensures we will have adequate lunch available to attendees.

Meeting sponsors include the Three Rivers RC&D Council, the Minnesota Grazing Lands Conservation Association, Rural Advantage, Halls Across the Prairie, Cottonwood Area Rotational Grazing Organization (CARGO), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Rural Advantage is a nonprofit corporation based in Fairmont, Minnesota. Their mission is to promote the connections between agriculture, the environment and rural communities in order to improve ecological health, economic viability and rural vitality. Their work centers around efforts to reduce agricultural nonpoint source pollution with major programming focused on the 3rd Crop Initiative, ECoPayPack development and building the Madelia Model concept. Contact them at 507.238.5449 or visit their website at www.ruraladvantage.org for more information.

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