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2018-12-11

North Central WI Outwintering Walk | Robert Brandt Farm 205621 Ancestor Ln, Mosinee, WI

Apprentices & Public 12 noon-3pm. This pasture walk will include outwintering, farm diversity, market trends, and a winter farm tour.

2018-10-30

UW Madison Harvest of Ideas | UW Madison Institute for Discovery

DGA will be attending a two-day forum exploring how education, research, and outreach on organic agriculture can support Wisconsin’s diverse agricultural landscape and resources, strengthen rural communities and economies, and connect organic agriculture from producer to plate. This event seeks to determine how the University of Wisconsin can best contribute to the advance of organic agriculture locally, nationally, and globally through education, research and outreach activities.

2018-10-30

DGA & Great River Graziers Fall Fling Pasture Walk | Springside Farm (Haugen), 12620 Deer Rd, Canton, MN

2018-10-24

Southwest Technical College Fall Career Fair | Southwest Tech, Lenz Conference Center, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809

DGA is excited to attend this year's fall career fair at SW Tech!
For career fair details visit: https://www.swtc.edu/student-resources/career-placement/job-fair

2018-10-02

World Dairy Expo | Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI

52nd Annual Event. You can find Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship at booth TC 843.

2018-10-02 01:00 pm

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk | Ricky and Thelma Heidel-Baker, W6174 County Rd. SS, Random Lake, WI

Pasture species diversity for all grass dairy, Ricky's experience with the DGA program and with transitioning the farm to the next generation

2018-10-02

North Central WI Pasture Walk | Bures Farm N6071 Rosedale Rd, Deerbrook, WI

12:30pm-3pm. This pasture walk will include organic crop and pasture management, guest speakers and a fall farm tour.

2018-09-25 10:00 am

Agroforestry, Pollinators and Grazing | Brattset Family Farm, N2437 Brattset Lane, Jefferson, WI 53549

Agroforesty, Pollinators, NRCS costshare for species inprovement and waterlines

2018-09-05

North Central WI Pasture Walk | Riesgraf Farm 2065 5th Ave, Edgar, WI

12:30pm-3pm. This pasture walk will include animal health, challenges of low or no grain, and the fall farm tour as well as guest speakers.

2018-08-31 10:30 am

DGA Summer Fling Pasture Walk | Benrud Farm, 26889 County 9 Blvd., Goodhue, MN

The public is invited to a DGA Summer Fling Pasture Walk at Roger and Michelle Benrud’s Organic Dairy Farm on August 31, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The main focus will be on pasture production to improve farm economics. Jim Paulson from Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Dan Nath from NRCS, and Vance Haugen, retired University of Wisconsin Extension Agent, will help us discuss pasture production financials and forage ideas for the Benrud Farm.

2018-08-28 10:00 am

Forage Innovation Days | Olson Farm, 6366 Fredrickson Rd., Lena, WI

Forage trials, Tom Kilcer from Advanced Ag Systems on Winter forage, wide swath hay making, Economics of Heifer Grazing, Alternative Forages, Vance Haugen on getting creative with barn and parlor renovations, Pasture Walks

2018-08-15

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2018-08-16 12:00 pm

DGA/RMA Field Day | Tomandl Farm, 7234 Gad Rd, Medford, WI 54451

What makes dairy grazing profitable? Should you buy Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) insurance; and if so, when?

Join us for this series of field days to learn how successful dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest incorporate grazing to improve profitability. Learn some surprising facts about PRF insurance. Dairies that include a grazing component are diverse, and there are many pathways to profitability. These walks will highlight results of a study of dairy farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The project is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

2018-08-02 11:00 am

DGA/RMA Field Day | Bert Paris Farm, W3443 Co. Rd. W Belleville, WI

What makes dairy grazing profitable? Should you buy Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) insurance; and if so, when?

Join us for this series of field days to learn how successful dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest incorporate grazing to improve profitability. Learn some surprising facts about PRF insurance. Dairies that include a grazing component are diverse, and there are many pathways to profitability. These walks will highlight results of a study of dairy farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The project is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

2018-08-02

North Central WI Pasture Walk | Onan Farm 9659 Grayson Rd, Amherst Junction, WI

1pm-3pm. This pasture walk will include stray voltage, sandy soil management & K-line irrigation, and a summer farm tour. NOTICE TO APPRENTICES-CANCELING APPRENTICE PORTION AT 11:00, INSTEAD MEET AT 1:00 PM WITH THE PUBLIC

2018-07-27 09:23 am

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2018-07-27 09:20 am

Keeping Water in our Soils: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisher Lunch | Stapleton Grain and Hay Farm, 5952 County Road Z, Spring Green, WI then moving at 10:45am to Cates Grass-fed Beef Farm, 5992 County Road T, Spring Green, WI

Farm tours will be followed by lunch at the Cates Farm, compliments of the Uplands Watershed Group. Questions? Contact Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute: (608) 283-1440, mkrome@sbcglobal.net or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension: (608) 930-9850

2018-07-25

DGA & OV Summer Fling Pasture Walk | Wagner Organic Dairy, 9750 Cty Rd 5 NW, Brandon, MN 56315

What makes dairy grazing profitable? Should you buy Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) insurance; and if so, when?

Join us for this series of field days to learn how successful dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest incorporate grazing to improve profitability. Learn some surprising facts about PRF insurance. Dairies that include a grazing component are diverse, and there are many pathways to profitability. These walks will highlight results of a study of dairy farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The project is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

2018-07-21

DGA/RMA Field Day | Dave Suprenant, Law-Rae Manor Dairy Farm, 5898 E 7000 N Manteno, IL

What makes dairy grazing profitable? Should you buy Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) insurance; and if so, when?

Join us for this series of field days to learn how successful dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest incorporate grazing to improve profitability. Learn some surprising facts about PRF insurance. Dairies that include a grazing component are diverse, and there are many pathways to profitability. These walks will highlight results of a study of dairy farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The project is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

2018-07-14

DGA/RMA Field Day | Wedemeier Farm, Maynard, IA

What makes dairy grazing profitable? Should you buy Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) insurance; and if so, when?

Join us for this series of field days to learn how successful dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest incorporate grazing to improve profitability. Learn some surprising facts about PRF insurance. Dairies that include a grazing component are diverse, and there are many pathways to profitability. These walks will highlight results of a study of dairy farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The project is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

2018-07-03

North Central WI Pasture Walk | UW Research Farm, M605 Drake Ave N, Stratford, WI

1pm-3pm. This walk will include UW Grazing Research Trials along with the summer farm tour and guest speaker.

2018-06-28

North Central WI Pasture Walk | Ludvigsen Farm N7676 Spur Rd, Sheldon, WI

12:30pm - 3pm. This walk will include guest speakers on Soils and Fertility along with the Summer Farm Tour

2018-06-28

DGA Summer Fling Pasture Walk | Springside Farm (Haugen), 12620 Deer Rd, Canton, MN 55922-1600

What makes dairy grazing profitable? Should you buy Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) insurance; and if so, when?

Join us for this series of field days to learn how successful dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest incorporate grazing to improve profitability. Learn some surprising facts about PRF insurance. Dairies that include a grazing component are diverse, and there are many pathways to profitability. These walks will highlight results of a study of dairy farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The project is sponsored by Green Lands Blue Waters and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, with funding support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

2018-06-23 10:00 am

Olson Family Farm Day | Olson Family Farm, 6366 Fredrickson Rd., Lena, WI

Farm tour, pasture walks, rainfall simulator, fun for the whole family

2018-05-24

DGA Spring Fling Pasture Walk | Molitor Organic Farm, 8554 Cty Rd 47, St. Cloud, MN 56301

The public is invited to a Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Spring Fling pasture walk @ Molitor Organic Farm. The main focus is on pasture production to improve farm economics.
Before lunch, we will discuss current pressures of dairy farming. Also, we will hear Brad Heins, University of Minnesota Dairy Scientist, and Joe debate the future of dairy cow genetics. Will the super producing cow be the dairy farmers demise?
After lunch, Brad will lead the discussion on grazing potentials, and how this management can improve net profits. Land value and forage costs are serious components of total feed costs. Joe Molitor will share what forages are working on his farm and how they influence his feed costs. Assigning costs to pastured produced forage is not difficult and helps producer financial success.

2018-05-19

DGA Spring Pasture Walk | Peasley Farm, N7271 US HWY 12 Black River Falls, WI 54615

Dave and Will Peasley milk 70 cows and are in their final year of transitioning to organic. When they started their transition process to had no pastures within their system. This spring they completed the final portion of perimeter fence so that the entire home farm’s tillable acres are fenced. With a trout stream separating the farm buildings from most of the pasture, both a traditional stream crossing and a bridge were completed to protect the stream banks.

2018-04-23 10:30 pm

Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing | Ag Services Building, 1960 8th Avenue, Baldwin, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union will be partnering with regional R C&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas.

2018-04-10 10:30 am

Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing | Calumet County Courthouse, 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union will be partnering with regional R C&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas.

2018-04-06 10:30 am

Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing | Quality Inn, 1345 Business Park Road, Mineral Point, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union will be partnering with regional R C&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas.

2018-03-28 10:00 am

Bradford County Grazier Meeting | Troy Firehall, 88 Firehouse Drive Troy, PA 16947

Join graziers from Bradford County, and beyond, for a regional grazier meeting in Troy, PA, on March 28. Retired Wisconsin dairy farmer Altfrid Krusenbaum will present on optimizing pasture forage to decrease feeding costs, and host a conversation about training the next generation of dairy farmers in America. Farmer and NRCS technical specialist JB Harrold will present on raising contract organic dairy cow heifers on his farm, in western PA.

This meeting is suitable for anyone grazing livestock interested in improving their pastures and general farm design. Lunch is included.

2018-03-23 01:00 pm

Improving the Bottom Line Through Integrating Grazing in the Modern Dairy | Webinar (on-line)

Join farmer Matt Bomgardner, of Blue Mountain View dairy farm, as he discusses the economics and logic behind various management decisions on his third generation dairy farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Once a primarily confined operation, Matt and his family have worked to incorporate more grazing into their management systems at Blue Mountain View, with the goal of creating a more resilient farm operation. Matt and his family have been working with a profit team since 2011, and the farm is currently in the process of obtaining its organic registration.

During this presentation, Matt will give a basic history and profile of the farm, followed by a discussion of topics such as labor efficiencies, production income versus expenses, and herd genetics and grazing tactics, including maximizing stocking rates. Joining the conversation will be Duane Hertzler, a longtime grazier and member of Matt's profit team.

Following the presentation, participants will be encouraged to ask their own questions and engage in a conversation about keeping farms secure and profitable, even in challenging times.

This webinar is free. For more information and to register, visit pasafarming.org, or contact Aaron de Long at (484) 680-3778; aaron@pasafarming.org

2018-03-21 10:30 am

Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing | 841 Brewhouse, 841 East Milwaukee Street, Whitewater, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union will be partnering with regional R C&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas.

2018-03-20 10:30 am

Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing | Dodge County Administration Bldg. 127 East Oak Street, Juneau, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union will be partnering with regional R C&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas.

2018-03-06 01:00 pm

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Pasture Walk | Peter Arnold Farm, F4612 County Rd E, Edgar, WI

Peter and Suzie Arnold and their DGA apprentice, Leo Arnold are hosting an afternoon pasture walk featuring their organic dairy enterprise. The afternoon will include a farm tour, taking a look at the dairy facilities and checking out the out-wintering practices the Arnolds implement for the replacement dairy heifers. Other discussion topics will be nutrition related with a focus on transitioning springing dry cows and heifers. We will also address the ins and outs of understanding forage test analysis sheets. Peter Arnold’s nutritionist will lead the discussion on these nutrition related topics.

2018-02-22

MOSES Organic Farming Conference | LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, WI

The MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors. The event is preceded by Organic University–10 full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics. DGA will be there!! Won't you join us?!

2018-02-21

UW River Falls Spring Career Fair | UWRF University Center

The UW River Falls Career Fair is an excellent way for students to network with employers from a variety of organizations and UWRF graduate programs. Students benefit from attending by gathering information on organizations and possible job or internship opportunities, and by enhancing professional communications skills from speaking with company representatives. Many students obtain jobs or internships as a result of attending the Career Fair. DGA will be there looking for candidates!

2018-02-07

PASA's 27th Annual Farming for the Future Conference | Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA

The Annual Farming for the Future Conference is PASA’s signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the east, this event brings together farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists, and business and community leaders. Each year, we feature:
• Over 120 educational programs ranging from full-day intensives to 80-minute workshops.
• A three-day Trade Show with exhibitors representing the best of the sustainable agriculture business community.
• Delicious social hour receptions and meals featuring regionally sourced ingredients.
• An ag-themed Future Farmers program for kids (K to Grade 8).
• Many more special events to educate and entertain.

2018-02-07

UW Platteville Spring Career Fair | Ullsvik Hall - UW Platteville Campus

DGA will be attending the 2019 UW Platteville Spring Career Fair looking for both apprentice and internship candidates.

2018-01-30

Grassworks Grazing Conference | Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, GrassWorks links farmers with the resources they need to be successful graziers. Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is proud to be a major sponsor of this annual event and we are pleased to announce our very own Joe Tomandl, lll is one of this year's featured speakers.

2017-12-15 10:00 am

Nutrition Seminar: Reducing Ration costs | Pizza Ranch, 2206 Main St, Green Bay, WI

“Squeezing Blood from Turnips,” an organic Nutrition Seminar focused on reducing ration costs, sponsored by Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Organic Valley and Forage Innovations

2017-10-11

University Of Wisconsin - River Falls Career Fair | University Center, River Falls, WI

The UWRF Career Fair is an excellent way for students to network with employers from a variety of organizations and UWRF graduate programs. Students benefit from attending by gathering information on organizations and possible job or internship opportunities, and by enhancing professional communications skills from speaking with company representatives. Many students obtain jobs or internships as a result of attending the Career Fair. DGA will be there!! Come join us to learn more about our organization!

2017-10-03

World Dairy Expo | Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI

World Dairy Expo is October 3-7, 2017! Be sure to stop by the DGA booth TC843 in the Organic and Grazing Pavilion. World Dairy Expo is where the dairy industry meets. Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, it showcases elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research, and modern technologies.

2017-09-28

UW-Platteville Fall Career Fair | UW-Platteville, WI

52nd Annual Fall Career Fair brings employers and organizations from all over the nation. DGA is excited to be one of those attending in search of candidates for our unique and innovative program.

2017-09-26 01:00 pm

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk | Saxon Farm, 1561 S. Union Rd., Cleveland, WI 53015

Focal point of this walk is Pasture Soil Health. Justin Morris, NRCS, will be on hand with a rainfall simulator.

2017-09-23 11:00 am

Pasture Walk with Charles Flodquist & John Richmond | 12454 20th St, Colfax, WI

Event is part of the River Country Pasture Walk Series. Saturday, September 23, 11am to 2pm. Dairy grazing Apprenticeship Program and tips for transitioning the farm.

2017-09-08 12:00 pm

Pasture Walk with Joe and Kristy (Rosemary)Lulich | Mason, WI

Event is part of the River Country Pasture Walk Series. Friday, September 8, Noon to 3pm. Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program and pasture layout improvements.

2017-09-07

Advanced Pasture Workshop | SpringWood Farm, Kinzers, PA

SpringWood Farm, a DGA approved Master farm site in Kinzers, PA, is hosting an Organic Valley organized event here on Thursday, September 7, 2017! Dr Silvia Able-Caines and Sara Flack will be presenting at this advanced workshop on a range of topics in classroom setting and on pasture.

2017-09-06 10:30 am

Fall Fling Pasture Walk | Walters Farm, 11034 110th St, Villard, MN

Please join us Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the DGA Fall Fling Pasture Walk at the farm of Master Dairy Graziers, Nate and Angie Walters, in Villard, MN.

Topics will be grazing and planting cover crops on this organic dairy farm. Cover crop benefits, and research information. Dung beetles, and other beneficial aspects of a healthy pasture will also be discussed.

Guest speakers: Organic dairy expert, Dr. Brad Heins; grazing and livestock specialist, Kent Solberg; and NRCS grazing specialists, Jeff Duchene.

Additionally, recognition will be given to two graduating Dairy Grazing Apprentices.

2017-08-30

Innovation Days | Olson Farm Farm, 5515 McCarthy Rd, Lena, WI

Innovation Days will be held August 30-31, 2017 on the Olson Family Farm in Lena, WI, with Master Dairy Graziers Dan and David Olson. This year's event will provide an opportunity for attendees to spend more time in the fields, with the first day focusing on forages and the second day on rotational grazing. Guests are welcomed for both days.

2017-08-24 01:00 pm

North Central Grazers & DGA Pasture Walk | Nick & Lynn Hicks Dairy Farm, N8304 Hwy 73, Gilman, WI

Please join the North Central Grazers, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, and our hosts at the Nick and Lynn Hicks family on Thursday August 24, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for a pasture walk featuring their grass based organic dairy operation. The farm is located in western Taylor County near Jump River Wisconsin. Nick and Lynn currently sell their organic milk to Westby Creamery. The Hicks are outstanding managers of their organic operation, their herd consisting of over 70 crossbred cows, with Jersey as the dominant breed influence, but also including Holstein, Shorthorn, Aryshire and Brown Swiss. Nick intensively grazes over 80 acres. Pastures annually are evaluated and no-tilled as needed with sufficient amounts of perennial rye, meadow fescue, festulolium, red clover and improved white clover to ensure good stands of forage. To set up a well-designed grazing system, components installed were high tensile fencing, along with a well built up-raised cattle lane crossing a very wet area. The Taylor County LCD and the local NRCS office provided cost sharing and design expertise for this grazing project. Nick does not have waterlines going to pastures, but daily trucks water to the herd’s grazing locations during the grazing season.

2017-08-05 12:00 pm

Start-Up Dairy for Journey Workers | W5818 Payne School Rd, Coleman, WI

Learn how to set up a farm on August 5, 2017, 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Dave Kammel from Biological Systems Engineering, UW Madison, will join DGA participants for a look at how older facilities can be refurbished and remodeled for a grazing dairy operation, including pastures.

Drew Votis, Journey Dairy Grazier, is moving his dairy operation to Coleman in 2018. He is looking for input from Masters, Apprentices, and other Journey Dairy Graziers on how to set up a farm.

2017-08-01 10:00 am

Summer Annuals in the Grazing Mix | Little Crick Farm, Stevensville, PA

Join Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and dairy farmer John Meglich at his Little Crick Farm on Tuesday, August 1, for a tour of John’s 100% grass-fed, certified organic dairy farm. During the tour, John will focus on his use of summer annuals in his grazing system, especially the use of corn.

John has been experimenting with grazing corn for years and has developed both no-till and conventional tillage systems for incorporating this high tonnage forage into his grazing regime. In addition to corn, he has also experimented with grazing annuals such as turnips, oats, and cow peas, sometimes combining more than one of these crops in the same planting. Challenges and benefits of these techniques will be explored, and this year’s early plantings will be assessed. The tour will conclude with a BBQ lunch at the farmhouse.

2017-07-08 09:30 am

Pasture Walk at Dave & Will Peasley Farm | N7271 State Hwy 12, Black River Falls, WI

Event is part of the River Country Pasture Walk Series. July 8 at 9:30 am. Pasture layout and land conservation projects to move cattle to grazing acres.

2017-06-24

Norsk Farm Family Day | Norsk Farm, 6366 Fredrickson Road, Lena, WI

Join our DGA Partner Norsk Farm…for the 6th annual Family Farm Day in Lena, WI on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Come Spend the Day on an Organic Farm // Free to attend!!

2017-06-14 09:30 am

Wisconsin FFA State Convention Career Show | Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Connect with DGA & other Wisconsin FFA members June 14, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at a one-day Career Show during the Wisconsin FFA Convention! It's an educational and recreational trade show to network FFA members with employers and more. Join us to learn more about our organization and what we can offer you!

2017-06-13

Ian Mitchell-Innes Grazing Workshop | Misty Brook Farm, Albion, ME

Learn from world-renowned grazing expert Ian Mitchell-Innes at Misty Brook Farm, June 13th and 14th, 2017, for only $275/farm family (lunch included). Hosts Brendan & Katia Holmes produce dairy, beef and lamb – all 100% grassfed and certified organic. Their diversified, 400 acre direct marketing operation also grows organic pork, poultry, eggs and grain.

2017-06-03

Ride To Farm | New Glarus Woods State Park, New Glarus, WI

A fundraiser June 3, 2017 for one of DGA's partners, the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers

2017-06-01 01:00 pm

Pasture Walk at Daniel Olson’s Heifer Farm | 5936 Funk Rd, Lena, WI

Thursday June 1st 2017 at 1:00 pm. Adam Abel from NRCS, Altfrid Krusenbaum from DGA and Daniel Olson will discuss paddock design, species selection, nutrition requirements and heifer grazing. Daniel is currently grazing 150 holstein heifers for another dairy on this farm.

2017-05-25 09:30 am

Managed-Grazing Farm Tour | Butler and Hillside Pastures Farms, Spring Green, WI

Join Michael Fields Ag Institute, DGA and other sustainable agriculture organizations May 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM for this Farm Tour and Gulf Seafood. Discuss managed grazing practices – rotations, water and fencing systems, no-till drilling for pasture improvement, goats for brush control, stream stabilization and crossings, overwintering fields in recovery, winter manure management, challenges with erosion and runoff, and a rainfall simulator showing impacts of land cover on erosion.

Then enjoy a lunch of brats, plus seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf with whom we have developed a relationship and whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we aim to help through our conservation practices.

2017-05-12

South Central Dairy Grazers May Pasture Walk | David and Andrea Hirschler Dairy, Everton, MO

Monthly pasture walk, May 12, 2017. Starts at 11:00 am

2017-04-24 08:30 am

Minnesota FFA State Convention Agricultural Career Day | Continuing Education Conference Center on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

It’s an exciting time for Minnesota FFA AND DGA… and we invite you to join us! The Minnesota State FFA Convention is April 23-25, 2017. More than 3,500 FFA members and advisors and guests will be in attendance. As part of the Convention, the Minnesota FFA Foundation will host an Agricultural Career Fair. DGA will be exhibiting at Career Day and we welcome you to stop by and visit us for more information about our organization.

2017-03-17

West Central WI Grazing Conference | Grand Occasions Ballroom, Osseo, WI

River Country Grazing Network spring grazing conference is fast approaching, just as spring green-up will be here before we know it! We invite you to join us in a day of learning from innovative farmers, researchers, and advisors in the grazing field.

There will be plenty of great knowledge shared to ensure that your grazing farm can be a success on many levels. The conference hopes to motivate all graziers to achieve even greater levels of economic and environmental success all while benefiting their families and community in the process. We will have opportunities for questions and discussion, as well as a trade show with a grazing focus.

2017-03-09 10:30 am

Outwintering Field Day | West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, MN

Join us March 9, 2017 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm for dairy tours and lunch during our Outwintering Field Day!

Outwintering dairy cattle continues to increase in popularity, especially with the potential to reduce housing costs. Part of our dairy research at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) is to evaluate various outwintering options and the effect on herd health and comfort. Outwintering Field Day is in collaboration with the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program.

Event will include tours of the out-wintered dairy herd at the WCROC, organic milking cows, and breeding and young stock living in three different pasture areas. Animal well-being and pasture use will also be discussed. Bring your own stories to share. Dress appropriately for the weather - we will be outside.

2017-03-09

Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference | Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT

DGA Education Coordinator, Rick Kersbergen, who is also a sustainable dairy and forage systems specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will give the keynote talk at the annual Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference.

Kersbergen will describe nutritional strategies for optimal herd health and performance at the March 9 conference at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. He will give a second talk on Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, a national program that helps train new graziers through a combination of on-farm employment and mentorship.

The conference is co-sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Program and NOFA Vermont’s Organic Dairy and Livestock Technical Assistance Program. The registration fee, due by March 1, is $25 and includes lunch and conference materials.

2017-03-02 01:00 pm

DGA Discussion Group on Composting Barn and Outwintering Heifers | Guell Farm N3685 Mitchell Rd, Campbellsport, WI

Join DGA Masters and Apprentices at the Bill Guell and Kyle Swerve Farm on March 2nd, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to discuss composting barn management and issues surrounding outwintering of heifers.

2017-02-28 11:00 am

DGA Outwintering Walk at Brandt Farm | 1108 Ancestor Lane, Mosinee, WI

An out-wintering walk is scheduled for February 28,2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for DGA Apprentices and Masters. In addition to covering out-wintering practices, there will be a discussion on transitioning the farm back to dairy, including a discussion of the financial obstacles that we will face in getting our farm back up and running for organic dairy. DGA Financial Advisor, Tom Cadwallader of Cadwallader Consulting will be leading that discussion.

2017-02-28

Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference | University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO

2017 will mark the 33rd Annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference with a day filled with education and information about agriculture and grazing related topics. Be sure to stop by the booth and meet DGA Education Coordinator, Ted Probert.

Carefully planned breakout sessions are designed to give a deeper exposure of ideas for the participants. With four sessions offered for each time-slot, farmers are sure to find a variety of presentations to choose from throughout the day. This is a day that is packed with presenters who have experience, talent and are eager to share their innovative knowledge to improve the efficiency of your forage production.

2017-02-23

MOSES Organic Farming Conference | La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI

The 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference will be held Feb 23-25, 2017. It’s the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtable discussions, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors. Be sure to stop by the DGA booth!

2017-02-22

UW River Falls Career Fair | University Center, River Falls, WI

DGA will have a booth at the 2017 UWRF Career Fair. The event is excellent way for students to network with employers from a variety of organizations and UWRF programs. Students benefit from attending by gathering information on organizations and possible job or internship opportunities, and by enhancing professional communications skills from speaking with company representatives. Many students obtain jobs or internships as a result of attending the Career Fair.

2017-02-09

UW Platteville Career Fair | Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons, Platteville, WI

The UW- Platteville Career Fair attracts thousands of students and hundreds of employers. The event takes place from Feb 7 to Feb 9, 2017. DGA will have a booth on Day 3, which targets the following majors: Business/Accounting • Agriculture • Media Studies • Biology • Industrial Technology Management • Liberal Arts • Education • Criminal Justice • Health and Human Performance

2017-02-08

Pennsylvania Dairy Summit | Lancaster Marriott, Lancaster, PA

Join DGA at the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, February 8 - 9, 2017. Recognized as the premier dairy event in Pennsylvania, this fast-paced two-day event offers a mix of management training, industry insight, networking and inspiration that would appeal both to dairy producers and allied-industry representatives working within dairy.

2017-02-02

GrassWorks Grazing Conference | Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference is February 2-4, 2017. Join DGA and your fellow graziers for this great educational and networking event! This year's conference will feature a full dairy track with DGA participant panels and workshops on a range of topics, including start-up farming, farm profitability, no-grain dairy, and grazing genetics. Speakers include Allen Nation, Jim Gerrish, Tom Frantzen, and Larry Tranel.

2017-02-01

Farming for the Future Conference | Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel in State College, PA

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s signature event will be held Feb 1-4, 2017. This is PASA's main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, the event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.

DGA will have a booth at the Trade Show and On-Farm Education Director, Altfrid Krusenbaum, will be on the presentation schedule.

2017-01-28

Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference | University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul, MN

The 12th Annual Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference, the largest of its kind across the country, takes place from January 28th - 29th, 2017 and and provides education and resources to small operators, and fosters relationships between farmers and community partners. Immigrants, minorities, and women are the fastest growing sector of farmers. The conference supports these new and aspiring farmers and their contributions to building an adequate supply of local foods, local economic development, and healthy communities. A program of the Minnesota Food Association, the IMFC is planned and hosted by a collaborative of farmers and volunteers, government, nonprofit, and University of Minnesota personnel.

2017-01-20

Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference | Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

DGA will be at the 21st annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, January 20-21, 2017. Join more than 350 farmers and agricultural resource providers from six Northeast states at this perennial winter conference for a cross-section of the region's livestock production.

2017-01-19

Heart of America Dairy Expo | Ramada Oasis Hotel, Springfield, MO

Join DGA at the Heart of America Dairy Expo! Dairy farmers from around the Midwest will gather for this event in Springfield, Mo., January 19-21, 2017. The expo will feature more than 500 attendees from 15 states representing more than 13,000 cows. Attendees learn from leaders in the dairy field and discover tips and techniques from fellow dairy farmers throughout the Midwest. Join us for presentations from farmers, university specialists and allied industry experts featuring up-to-date information for your farm that you can’t afford to miss.

2017-01-18

Outwintering Pasture Walk Training | 12454 20th St, Colfax, WI

River Country RC&D, DGA, and the Dunn County NRCS invite you to an Outwintering Pasture Walk at the Chuck Flodquist Hill Creek Dairy near Colfax WI on Wednesday January 18th from 10AM to 12 PM with extended time for questions available following the Pasture Walk.

We will be learning some great outwintering strategies from Chuck, who is a long time grazier, current DGA Master Grazier, and a manager who has utilized outwintering as a vital component of his herd and pasture management for many years. He is currently managing over 100 milk cows and additional youngstock. He will explain many of the benefits he has seen over the years of outwintering his dairy cattle. We will have some information fact sheets and plenty of opportunity to ask questions during the walk as this is geared to be an educational experience in the field.

2017-01-12

Minnesota Organic Conference | River’s Edge Convention Center , St Cloud, MN

The annual Minnesota Organic Conference will take place Thursday, January 12 -13, 2017. The farmer-oriented educational event and trade show, organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, is expected to attract 500-600 attendees. Be sure to stop by the DGA booth to say visit with MN Education Coordinator, Bonnie Haugen.

2016-12-08 06:00 pm

Economics of the Grazing Dairy Panel Discussion | Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Join farmers Cliff Hawbaker and Myron Martin, as well as researchers Matt Haan and Dale Johnson, from 6-8pm on December 8, at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster, for a discussion regarding the economics of the dairy industry, particularly as it relates to grass-based operations. In a challenging economic climate, the presenters will explore how grazing could be an important part of the financial solution for many farms, moving forward. Potentials and pitfalls of this production system will be addressed; questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Farmer Cliff Hawbaker owns and operates Hamilton Heights Dairy Farm and Emerald Valley Farm, both in southcentral PA. A lifelong dairy farmer, he began grazing in 1998 and serves as a mentor within the PA Grazing Lands Coalition. Cliff will be joined on the panel by Myron Martin, who owns and operates Peace Hollow Farm, a certified organic, all-grass dairy in Knoxville, Maryland. Also on the panel will be Dale Johnson, a researcher at the University of Maryland, who has published on the economics of management intensive grazing in the mid-Atlantic region. Matt Haan, of the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, will round out the field of presenters, as a specialist in the economic analysis of dairy operations.

This event is $10 for PASA members, $15 for non-members. Questions regarding registration or the event, in general, can be addressed to Aaron de Long, by phone at 484-680-3778, or by email at aaron@pasafarming.org .

2016-11-30

Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference | Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, MI

In partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition of Michigan and MSU’s Vets to Ag Program, the 2016 Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference Nov 30 to Dec 2, 2016. The conference will bring together farmer veterans from across the country with the government, agriculture, educational and nonprofit groups that support them. It will include tracks on Livestock, Cropping, Bees and Beneficials, Business and Finance, Marketing, Employment and Training, and Continuing Education – as well as farm visits, networking and exciting guest speakers.

2016-10-21

New Farmer U | Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, MN

New Farmer U is October 21-23, 2017. Learn from “rock star” organic farmers and ag experts about organic practices for better soil fertility, weed & pest management, farm machinery maintenance, season extension, benefits of organic certification, and land access & funding sources. DGA Education Coordinator, Bonnie Haugen, will be there on Saturday, October 22nd, to provide information to those interested in getting started in dairy farming.

2016-10-12 10:00 am

UWRF River Falls Career Fair | 170 University Center, 410 S. Third St, River Falls, WI

The 2016 The UWRF Career Fair is open to students from all majors to meet with employers and learn about possible job and internship opportunities. Visit the DGA booth!

2016-10-08

Grazing Dairy Cow Health and Genetics | Wholesome Dairy Farms, 181 Camp Rd Douglassville, PA

This field day will be a discussion regarding the challenges cows face at the different stages of their lives, including conversation around genetics, nutrition, and how the soil of the pasture directly influences the health of the animal and the end product of the system. Mark Lopez, VMD, owner of Wholesome Dairy Farms in Douglassville, PA, will lead the group from the pasture to the barn and, finally, to the on-site store that sells the farm’s finished products. Susan Beal, DVM, CVH, will also be present to lend her expertise related to whole farm/whole system pasture-based ecology: managing health from the ground up.

2016-10-04

World Dairy Expo | Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI

World Dairy Expo is October 4-8, 2016! Be sure to stop by the DGA booth in the Organic and Grazing Pavilion. World Dairy Expo is where the dairy industry meets. Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, it showcases elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research, and modern technologies.

2016-09-29 10:00 am

UW Platteville Career Fair | Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons, Platteville, WI

DGA will have a booth on Day 4 of the Career Fair, which targets the following majors: Business/Accounting • Agriculture • Media Studies • Biology • Industrial Technology Management • Liberal Arts • Education • Criminal Justice • Health and Human Performance

2016-09-20

Healing Our Waters® – 12 Annual Great Lakes Coalition Confrence | Hotel and Confrence Center Cedar Point Breakers Hotel 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH

Each year Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group of more than 400 people from throughout the Great Lakes region to attend the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. The conference provides a 3-day forum for participants to learn about important Great Lakes Restoration issues, network at the largest annual gathering of Great Lakes supporters and activists, and develop strategies to advance federal, regional and local restoration goals.

2016-09-09

Forage Testing in the Grazing Dairy | Sandy Springs Farm, 130 Sinclair Road Newmanstown, PA

Join farmer Andy Kline and Dr. Kathy Soder, of the USDA-ARS, on a tour of Andy’s all grass-fed dairy farm. As part of the walk, Dr. Soder will talk about forage testing, including relating the laboratory results of a sample taken from Andy's farm the week previous. Andy will talk about how he evaluates his forage over the course of the season, and his practice of grazing 'tall'. Participants will be encouraged to take part in the conversation, sharing their questions and knowledge, both in the field as well as over lunch, in the barn.

2016-09-07 11:00 am

Fall Fling Pasture Walk | Walter Farm, 11034 110th Street, Villard, MN

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, along with University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Natural Resources Conservation Services, and Organic Valley/CROPP, will host a Fall Fling Pasture Walk in central Minnesota.

This event, which is open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Nate and Angie Walter Farm, located at 11034 110th Street, Villard, MN. The Walters milk 100 cows that are rotationally grazed and are Master Dairy Graziers with Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship.

The topics to be covered include crop rotations with grazing strips and winter rye for spring grazing, with demonstrations on using the pasture plate meter, yardstick measuring, and doing calculations on post and pre grazing paddocks.

Anyone interested in learning more about managed grazing or Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is welcome. This event is offered free of charge. Lunch will be provided thanks to our generous sponsors: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and Organic Valley.

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is an accredited formal Apprenticeship, established by and for farmers, to train a new generation in the dairy grazing business and to give retiring farmers options for passing on the farm. Bonnie Haugen, the DGA Minnesota Education Coordinator, will be available to answer questions.

2016-09-01 10:00 am

Successful Dairy Production on 100% Grass | Moore Farms, 2083 Moore Hill Rd, Nichols, NY

Join Organic Valley and NOFA-NY for a Grass-based Field Day and Pasture Walk at Moore Farms.

Hosts Rob and Pam Moore operate a 60 cow spring seasonal dairy on 240 acres of perennial pasture. Their dairy has been 100% Grass-fed and Certified Organic since 1996. Rob serves as a Master Grazier for the National Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program, which recently expanded into New York and Pennsylvania.

Organic Valley’s Ruminant Nutritionist Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines will present about “Successful Dairy Production on 100% Grass” and share her experiences working with Organic and 100% Grass-fed dairy farmers across the country. Topics include:

· Grazing management that focuses on the cow
· Genetics of grass-fed dairy
· Nutritional aspects of no-grain calf and heifer growth
· Balancing the non-grazing season ration when forage quality is less than ideal
· Pasture / Cattle / Soil Health Connection

Educator/retired organic dairy farmer Fay Benson will lead a Soil Health Demonstration and discussion.

Rob Moore will share his approach to keeping pastures vegetative during dry spells and how this worked out with the 2016 drought. Rob and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Education Coordinator Fay Benson will speak briefly about the DGA program, which is dedicated to providing guided career paths for Beginning Grass Dairy Farmers and independent dairy farm ownership.

2016-08-30

Forage Innovation Days | The Olson Farm, 6366 Fredrickson Rd, Lena, WI

Three days of intensive learning, featuring Tom Kilcer of Advanced Ag Systems, Larry Tranel of Iowa State Extension, and Ben Bartlett of Michigan State Extension. Full line-up of speakers and topics forthcoming.

2016-08-24 11:00 am

South Central Dairy Grazers August Pasture Walk | Andrew Batdorf farm, Niangua, MO

Pasture walk at the Andrew Batdorf farm

2016-08-17 12:00 pm

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Pasture Walk, Adank Family Organic Dairy Farm, | D2963 Folz Rd, Stratford, WI

Overall Management of Dairy Cattle in a Grazing Based No-Grain System.

2016-08-12 10:00 am

Organic Valley Pasture Walk at Dan and Terri Pearson Farm | 524 County Road MM River Falls, WI

Join us on the Pearson Farm for a pasture walk led by Mark Kopecky, Organic Valley Soils Agronomist. We’ll explore organic grass milk production and high-energy forages & pastures. Don’t miss this educational event!

2016-08-03 11:00 am

Summer Fling Pasture Walk | Roy & Sandy Lensing Farm, 25321 393rd Ave, Belgrade, MN

Topics will include general farm operation, pasture species palatability, uneven grazing patterns, new seeding mixes, seeing a rainfall simulator demonstration with Roy's soils, and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship. This farm is a rotational grazing organic dairy farm employing an Apprentice.

2016-07-26 10:30 am

Great River Graziers Pasture Walk | 16451 Freeman Rd, Gays Mills , WI

Exploring how to expand pasture options on a freestall/ pasture hybrid farm as well as reviewing the current pasture setup for future pasture system changes. Alternative annual forages will be discussed.

2016-07-05

Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators (MAAE) Conference | Holiday Inn and Suites, St. Cloud, MN

The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators is an organization of teachers of agriculture at the high school, post-secondary, and adult levels who seek to advance agricultural education in Minnesota. DGA have a booth in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, July 6th from 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

2016-06-29 11:00 am

MN. DGA Summer Fling Pasture Walk | Joe & Toni Borgerding, 39736 275th ST., Belgrade, Mn. 56312

Topics include: Borgerding general farm operation; organic fly treatments, Mn. Water Quality Certification.

2016-06-26

Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Conference | Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI

DGA will be exhibiting at this Professional Development Conference, which is held during the summer so that professional staff can build or maintain industry connections and attend workshops taught by industry leaders, innovative instructors, and foundation supporters.

2016-06-15

Wisconsin FFA Convention | Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI

Visit the DGA booth at the 2016 Wisconsin FFA Career Show, an educational and recreational gathering of business and industry, educational institutions, and non-profit associations with a connection to agriculture, food and natural resources. It’s similar to a trade show, but also includes a strong educational element.

2016-05-23 12:00 pm

North Central Graziers Pasture Walk | W3042 Trout Ave, Rib Lake, WI

Glenn & Mary Harder Organic Dairy Farm, W3042 Trout Ave., Rib Lake
Farm Operator Brandon Probst

Topic: Training the next generation of farmers
Hosted by: Taylor County LCD, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, and Organic Valley Dairy Cooperative.

You are welcome to join us for a noon lunch sponsored by Organic Valley Dairy Cooperative

The Harders have ran a longtime grass based dairy operation. With grazing being a natural fit, the Harders had their farm certified to organic production 8 years ago. They currently sell their milk through Organic Valley Dairy Cooperative. A little over a decade ago, the Harders hired a neighborhood kid named Brandon Probst to help with part time chores on their farm. All through and after graduating from high school, Brandon continued to work for the Harders. After his high school graduation, Brandon enrolled in the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program. Shortly after going through the 2 year DGA program, Brandon became the main operator of the farm. He currently handles the bulk of the workload and makes a lot of the daily decisions that need to be made on the farm. Brandon has certainly benefited from the mentoring, as well as the classes and other education offered through Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship.

The Harders have also benefited by employing Brandon, and becoming a master farm for the DGA Program. Nearing retirement, Glen has been able to ease his daily workload, while continuing to offer some mentoring and decision making advice. He still continues to work alongside of Brandon helping with the daily chores and tasks on the farm.

Join us for some good discussion about the management of this unique and successful dairy farm operation. We will also have a farm tour and pasture walk. There will be handouts with information about DGA as well as other grazing related materials.

2016-04-25

Minnesota FFA Convention | Continuing Education Conference Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

The Minnesota State FFA Convention is April 24-26, 2016. More than 3,500 FFA members and advisors and guests will be in attendance. As part of the Convention, the Minnesota FFA Foundation will host an Agricultural Career Fair alongside educational institutions in The Under The Tent Event. Come visit the DGA booth!

2016-04-21

Missouri FFA State Convention | Hearnes Center (MU Campus), Columbia, MO

DGA is excited to be expanding into Missouri, which has a thriving grazing-based dairy industry. Come visit the DGA booth at the FFA Convention this year and find out more about the program.

2016-04-08

What's Up in Sustainable Agriculture? (WUSA) Seminar Series | St. Paul Campus, St. Paul, MN

Students, faculty, staff and community meet weekly during Spring Semester. This day Bonnie Haugen will present DGA information to this group, take questons, and encourage discussion.

2016-04-02

Land Ethic at Work | Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

A day of inspiration, our regions best options for action on the land, & Dinner on the Bluff.

2016-03-19 09:00 am

Greg Judy Grazing Workshop | Morris, MN

Greg Judy will speak about managed rotational grazing, pasture rehabilitation, grazing on rented and public lands, and whole farm planning.

2016-03-17

Heart of Wisconsin 22nd Annual Winter Grazing Conference | Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild WI

Sponsored by the Central Wisconsin River Graziers’ Network and the Portage/Wood/Waupaca Grazing Network.

2016-03-12

North Central Graziers 2016 Grazing Conference | Meadowview Golf Course 800 W 3rd Street Owen, WI

Conference features North Dakota producer, Gabe Brown, speaking on “Grazing cover crops and the benefits for livestock producers” and “Using Cover Crops to Protect The Soil & Increase its Health” as well as Dr. Roy Stockwell from the National Wildlife Federation on impacts of cover crops on wildlife and afternoon sessions on nutrient management.

No charge for producers and lunch is included. Registration starts at 9:30 AM.

2016-03-11

West Central Wisconsin Spring Grazing Conference | Grand Occasions Ballroom, Osseo, WI

River Country RC & D brings a fantastic line up of speakers including: Justin Morris, Regional Soil Health Specialist, USDA NRCS, and Ken Anderson, Nutritionist & Agronomist, Anderson Feeds. A panel of farmers will share stories of direct marketing,sheep dairy, organic dairy & composting, and Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship.

Lunch is included with your registration.

2016-03-05 10:00 am

Life of the Soil Meeting | Lewiston, MN

Connections between soil, animal and human health, growing healthy communities, Don Huber, Art Dunham, Michael McNeil.

2016-02-24

UW River Falls Career Fair | UWRF University Center 170 University Center 410 S. Third Street River Falls, WI 54022

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship will be attending the UW-River Falls Career Fair to recruit high quality Apprentice Candidates from various majors, including Dairy Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Economics, and Environmental Science. A Pre-Apprenticeship Internship track is also available for students.

2016-02-13

Minnesota Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference | St. Joseph, MN

“Cultivating the Wisdom of the Community”

2016-02-06

River Country Grazing Network Winter Discussion Group Mtg | Holm Family Farm, Elk Mound, WI

Come with questions, success stories and challenges you have faced grazing and outwintering and share/discuss options and alternatives that other producers are implementing on their farms. Also spring grazing conference topics will be discussed and much much more. if you have questions please call mary c at 715 579 2206. Starts at 1 pm and will last until approx 3pm.

2016-02-04 09:30 am

Rochester Tour de Forage | Rochester, MN

Cover cropping locally, cows on cropland (Jay Fuher), U of Minnesota Forage Update, Forage Tests

2016-02-03

Farming for the Future Conference - Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) | The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA

The annual Farming for the Future Conference, February 3-6, 2016, is PASA’s signature event and its main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.

2016-01-21

Heart of America Dairy Expo | Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, MO

Visit the DGA booth, January 21-23, 2016, at largest dairy trade show in the Mid South with over 13, 000 cows represented (over 11,000 lactating and 2,000 dry cows), 500 attendees, and 60 exhibitors.

2016-01-14

2016 GrassWorks Grazing Conference | Chula Vista Resort Wisconsin Dells, WI

Visit www.grassworks.org for more information

2016-01-14

2016 GrassWorks Grazing Conference | Chula Vista Resort Wisconsin Dells, WI

Join DGA this year, January 14-16, 2016 for a full dairy track that covers topics such as dairy genetics and improving herd health, organic certification and other value added enterprises, and custom heifer raising. Thursday evening DGA will host an informal mixer for Masters, Apprentices, and Apprentice Candidates. To find out more and register for the 2016 Grazing Conference, visit http://grassworks.org/

2016-01-08

Minnesota Organic Conference | River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN

Minnesota Organic Conference, January 8-9, 2016, welcome farmers, researchers, educators, consultants, advisors, business people, and anyone else who wants to learn more about organic. The educational program is complemented by an 80+ vendor trade show. For current program information and other conference news, visit: www.mda.state.mn.us/organic

2015-12-01 10:30 am

Don Boland Pasture Walk | 18732 Hwy 27 Gays Mills, WI

Using windbreaks, man-made & natural to improve out wintering of milk cows. Feeding heifers off the face of a silage bag with a hotwire.

Seneca: Hwy 27 N. Travel approx. 3 mi. Don’s farm is on the right side of Hwy 27. Fire #18732

Don Boland
608-734-3570

2015-11-03 10:30 am

Great River Grazers Pasture Walk | Olaf Haugen, 12620 Deer Rd, Canton, MN 55922

Evaluating several annuals (grazing corn, oats & turnips) to extend the grazing season. Stockpiling of fall paddocks for late fall and early winter grazing.

2015-10-07 13:00 pm

North Central Graziers Pasture Walk | Joe and Christy Tomandl, III Farm in Medford

Joe is having a Pasture Walk! It takes place Wednesday, October 7th 1-3:00 p.m. and focuses on transitioning grazing dairy farm to organic production. Guest speaker will be Dave Engel of Nature's International Certification Service (NICS). See article in Press for details.

2015-09-29

World Dairy Expo | Madison, WI

Visit the DGA Booth - TC844! World Dairy Expo serves as a forum for dairy producers, companies, organizations and other dairy enthusiasts to come together to compete, and to exchange ideas, knowledge, technology, and commerce.

2015-09-29

Healing Our Waters Conference | Chicago, IL

Joe is presenting “Managed Grazing: Agriculture's Powerful Restoration Tool” at the 2015 conference. Each year the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group of more than 400 people from throughout the Great Lakes region to attend the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. Find out more: http://conference.healthylakes.org/



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