Sustainable Farming Association offers technical assistance for grazing
The program is available in 20 western Minnesota counties.
The Sustainable Farming Association is providing the Technical Assistance for Grazing program to support graziers in the prairie pothole region of western Minnesota.
The program covers Becker, Benton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Morrison, Norman, Ottertail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties in Minnesota.
According to an SFA media release, the program is designed to offer “one-on-one, boots on the ground training” to farmers interested in improving or expanding their grazing expertise. During a two-year period, they will work with SFA staff and participate in field days, learning from and interacting with other graziers in the program.
Participants in the program receive an on-farm assessment of their operation; help developing a grazing plan; training on adaptive grazing, fencing techniques and equipment; stockmanship training; help implementing soil health principles; and an opportunity to network with other graziers.
If interested, contact SFA soil health lead Jared Luhman at 507-271-5968 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.sfa-mn.org.