2021 GRG & KGI Pasture Walk Schedule Available….

NEWS RELEASE:

The Great River Graziers and Kickapoo Grazing Initiative are releasing the 2021 Pasture Walk Schedule for May through October 2021.    We’re partnering with Grassworks, Inc and many of our walks will feature operations that are involved with the  USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program.   This year’s walks feature some of our long-time graziers updating us on new projects as well as several new operations that are just beginning to graze dairy or beef cattle.  Pasture walks are free to the public.

Please see the  Kickapoo Grazing Initiative Facebook page or website (www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com)  for any changes to the schedule or email Project Director Cynthia Olmstead at info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com.

We launch this year’s season at the Christopher Baird farm on Tuesday May 25th, 10:30 am  at 12241 State Hwy 27 just north of the County Rd C intersection.    TOPIC:  Questioning differences between dairy grazing vs. beef. Sacrificing late-season grazing for milk production. Managing for ongoing, but not permanent, pasture stands.

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Covid-19 protocol is as follows:

As of May 18, 2021, the CDC has stated: Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.  That said, we ask that anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms not attend the pasture walk(s) and those attending should respect all participants, including those wishing to wear a mask and social distance as we are not yet at “herd” immunity in our state or county.  These protocols are subject to change depending on state, federal and CDC guidance in coming months.  Let’s work together to make our Pasture Walk season healthy and enjoyable for everyone!