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GRAZING PLANS & CONSULTATIONS

Glacierland’s grazing plan writers have collectively written more than 1,000 grazing plans covering more than 4,000 acres, in addition to providing technical assistance on another 6,000 acres of farmlandGlacierland works with individual farmers and farm families to convert agricultural row crop land into functional and restorative pasture systems, as well as working with existing graziers to enhance their pasture management.

On-Farm Consultations  

 

During an on-farm consultation, we'll listen to your overall farm goals, budgets, time frames and available human & farm resources. We'll provide workable, economical solutions tailored to your specific farm needs.

We'll provide advice on topics essential to insuring that the producers are properly implementing managed grazing so that they can become financially viable, conservation-minded grazing farmers.

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Grazing Plans Include 

  • Pasture establishment

  • Soils & fertility                 

  • Seeding recommendations

  • Pasture stocking rates

  • Pasture layout and design

  • Paddock layout within pastures

  • Watering systems

  • Sacrifice areas

  • Overall livestock care, nutrition and handling

  • Integrating cropping systems into grazing

  • Mentoring through financial assistance programs

Our grazing plans meet NRCS Standards for Grazing Management Plans and may qualify a landowner for financial assistance.

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Meet the Grazing Team

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Kirsten Jurcek

Kirsten has a diverse background as a former hydro-geologist and organic feed mill owner. She grazes beef cattle on her family farm near Jefferson, WI. She brings expertise in grant writing, organizing producer-led groups and grazing educational events.

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Kelsey Wallisch

Kelsey has an educational background in Land Rehabilitation and Soil Science from Montana State University while she worked with ranchers across the state using rotational grazing to restore landscapes and achieve stronger drought resistance. More recently, she has applied her background to the agricultural industry of Southeast Wisconsin, including local Land and Water divisions. Her passion is working with landowners in becoming more sustainable and profitable, creating a whole and complete farming ecosystem. She also enjoys learning about the heritage of Wisconsin agriculture alongside producers while teaching new and innovative ideas to help improve our future of farming. 

If you are interested in a consult or more information, get in touch here!

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Mike Gehl

Mike has practiced rotational grazing on a dairy farm in Hartford, Wisconsin for over 35 years. He specializes in establishing centennial pastures through precision seeding methods. He strives to start new graziers off on the right foot through grazing plans that ensure quality, productive pastures.

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Jack Milan

Jack has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater. He has researched warm season grass establishment for prairie restoration within an old pasture. In addition to being our in-house GIS specialist he enjoys spending time in the field with farmers and assessing their landscapes.

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