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Opportunities in Grazing panel offered January 30

Are you a livestock producer, interested in livestock or just want to know more about grass-fed meat?

A special Opportunities in Grazing panel discussion and workshop will be held Thursday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1222 Northwest 1st Street, Glenwood.

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This free Land Stewardship Project (LSP) event is open to the public and a light lunch will be served. It will feature farmers, grazing specialists and marketing experts.

Speakers will include:

● Ryan Jepsen, Grass Run Farms, will present on opportunities in grass-finished beef.

● Howard Moechnig, grazing consultant, will speak on rotational grazing plans and pasture mixes.

● Lance Smith, grazing specialist, will discuss the economics of livestock versus row crops.

● Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension, will discuss forage values of pasture and cover crop mixes, as well as grazing methods.

● Jim VanDerPol, Pastures A Plenty owner/producer, will discuss the costs of direct marketing.

● Jeff Duchene, grazing specialist, will discuss grazing plans and grazing on public lands.

Participants in this panel discussion/workshop are invited to participate in a grass-fed beef dinner at the Lakeside Steak and Chop House at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be $10 for LSP members and $15 for non-members. Seating is limited.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact LSP’s Robin Moore at (320) 269-1377 or