University of Minnesota Hosts First Annual Minnesota Grazing School
The 1st annual Minnesota Grazing School was held in Grand Rapids, MN on August 26 and 27, 2016. The program was delivered by the Minnesota Grazing Lands Conservation Association (GLCA), University of Minnesota Extension (Beef Team), and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The program featured both classroom and field exercises to demonstrate the fundamentals of rotational grazing. Minnesota GLCA President Roy Bell of Leader, MN said “The school was a tremendous success and the people that attended the school were very happy with the information they learned about grazing.” Participants from all over Minnesota said they were really amazed with how much information was packed into the school. Evaluation comments included: “The stuff we learned in the field was awesome and really gave me some good ideas to take home and try on my place; it was definitely worth the cost.” The event was supported by sponsorships from Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, Thousand Hills Cattle Company, Brandywine Farms, and Kencove.