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 farmland. Glacierland 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.
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.
Grazing Plans Include
Soils & fertility
Pasture stocking rates
Pasture layout and design
Paddock layout within pastures
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.
Meet the Grazing Team
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.
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.
Julie has extensive knowledge of federal financial assistance programs having worked with hundreds of agricultural producers as a Soil Conservationist with NRCS for 11 years. Her passion lies in coaching producers to successfully apply regenerative agriculture and rotational grazing.
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