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Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group

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Contact Us!

Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group Co-Chairs:

Laura Paine
Program Director
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
608-338-9039
laura @ dga-national.org
lkpaine @ gmail.com

Jim Paulson
Dairy and Grazing Consultant
jcp @ umn.edu

Lead Staff:

Jane Grimsbo Jewett
jewet006@umn.edu
218-845-2832
218-670-0066(cell)

 

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Green Lands Blue Waters is a consortium of scientists, policy experts, farmers, and community organizers embracing the Green Lands Blue Waters vision and implementing programs that directly advance the consortium’s strategies and goals.

The goals are to enhance farm profitability, reduce farm risk, and improve environmental performance of farms through increasing the amount of acreage in Continuous Living Cover.

The strategies for accomplishing this include Agroforestry, Perennial Biofuels, Perennials for Livestock, Perennial Grains, and Cover Crops.

 

 

Members' Page

Working Group Conference Call Schedule:

[none currently scheduled]

Anyone can join the group's conference calls. Contact Jane Jewett at jewet006@umn.edu

Archive of Updates

November 1, 2017

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August 28, 2017

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June 30, 2017

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August 1, 2016

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June 6, 2016


 

Dick Cates eye-to-eye with a steer
photo credit: Richard Cates

Upcoming Events

**More Event Listings**

Dec 19 - Integrating Livestock and Cover Crops for Profit in Nebraska; Webinar

Jan 10, 2018 - How to Plan, Promote, and Host a Pasture Walk; Webinar

Jan 18, 2018 - Iowa Forage & Grassland Council Conference; Ames, IA

Jan 18-20, 2018 - Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference; Ames, IA

Jan 19, 2018 - Bringing Livestock Back Workshop; Glenwood, MN

Jan 25-26, 2018 - Driftless Region Beef Conference; Dubuque, IA

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2018 - GrassWorks Conference; Wisconsin Dells, WI

Feb 14-15, 2018 - Midwest Soil Health Summit; Fergus Falls, MN

Feb 20, 2018 - Regenerating Soils with Adaptive High Stock Density Grazing; Webinar

 

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Event Calendars

Crawford County WI pasture walk schedule
Great River Graziers Pasture Walk Schedule

 

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GrassWorks Calendar

 

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Land Stewardship Project Events List

 

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Practical Farmers of Iowa Calendar

PFI 2017 Field Day Guide


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River Country RC & D Events


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Sustainable Farming Association of MN Calendar

 

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Mission

The Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group’s mission is to facilitate an increase in land used for pasture and perennial forage production in the Upper Midwest, and to improve the environmental performance of farming systems, while maintaining agricultural production and profitability.

 

New Resources

Posted December 6, 2017

 

Perennial Forage Session at Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Cates Family Farm Presentation cover image     Claudia Berres Farm Presentation cover image

Kent Solberg presentation cover image







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