"Training on Grazing and Monitoring Riparian Corridors in Minnesota and Wisconsin"

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1999: $71,110.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Federal Funds: $30,400.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $82,700.00
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Carolyn van Schaik
Land Stewardship Project

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, rye, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants, trees
  • Animals: bovine, goats, sheep, fish
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, grazing - continuous, manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, risk management, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, hedges - grass, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, indicators, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife, hedges - woody
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, competition, field monitoring/scouting, mating disruption, prevention, weather monitoring, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting, earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, analysis of personal/family life, employment opportunities, social capital, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.