- Animals: bovine
- Animal Production: grazing - continuous, grazing management, grazing - multispecies, grazing - rotational
- Education and Training: demonstration, extension, networking, youth education
- Energy: energy use
- Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life
This project was part of a comprehensive effort by the Central Wisconsin River Graziers Network, in cooperation with local agricultural related agencies to promote the environmental, lifestyle and profit advantages of adopting M.I.G. The SARE phase of the project focused on educating the agricultural educators and bankers in Marathon County and Lincoln County, Wisconsin, about the environmental lifestyle, and profit advantages of having farmers implement Management Intensive Grazing. A local Conservation Specialist working in the Land Conservation Department worked with the UW-Extension agent and grass based farmers in the Network to accomplish our objectives.
The objective of this specific SARE project is as follows:
1. Educate local agricultural educators and bankers about the benefits of Management Intensive Grazing.
2. Develop grazing farm pasture walks and a curriculum for high school and technical college agricultural educators to follow so that Management Intensive Grazing can be successfully taught to our current and future farmers.