The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network, UW-Extension, LCO Extension, The Hungry Turtle Institute, and NRCS would like to invite you to attend this year’s annual winter conference at the Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCO College) in Hayward on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Registration and the trade show will start at 8:30 AM. The agenda will include:
9:00 – Milk Goats vs. Meat Goats, Budgets, What You Need to Consider Before Investing in
Goats – Dan Considine, Milk Goat Producer, Portage, WI
10:30 – Big Picture Reasons Why Rotational Grazing is Financially and Environmentally-Sound
– Brian Pillsbury, State NRCS Grazing Land Specialist
1:00 – How to Graze Without Chemicals – Dr. Erin Silva, UW-Madison Plant Pathologist,
Sustainable and Organic Research and Extension
2:00 – Incorporating Bees and Other Pollinators into Grazing – Sue Menzel, LCO Farm
Manager, Community Education Coordinator
The conference will be held in the Pipestone Conference Room at the LCO College, 13380 W. Trepania Road, Hayward. To get to the College from Hayward, take Cty B east 5 miles to the casino, turn right or south on Cty K, go 4 miles, then turn left or east on Cty E, then immediately turn left on Trepania Road. Look for the College on the left. From Stone Lake, go north on Hwy 27 for 4 miles, turn right on Cty K, go about 6 miles, turn right on Cty E, then immediately turn left on Trepania Road. Watch for the signs.
Advance registration for the Conference, due by Tuesday, March 21, is $20 and includes a Native American lunch, snacks and materials. Late registration is $30. For more information or to register, contact UW Ag Agents Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at Spooner 715-635-3506, Amber Marlow at LCO College 715-634-4790 x156, or Randy Gilbertson at NW Graziers 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson at 715-268-8778.