Grazing Groups Connect Livestock Farmers
During May and June, PFI held six grazing groups throughout Iowa. 176 farmers attended – leaving inspired and better connected to other graziers! These informal get-togethers gave graziers the opportunity to take a pasture walk, ask lots of questions and connect beginning farmers with those that have many years of experience to share.
A range of topics were explored – fence and water set-ups, stockpiling and bale grazing, warm- and cool-season pasture management, clipping and haying, livestock breeds and meat marketing – to list a few.
Join Your Regional Grazing Group
Each group has plans to meet on a quarterly basis and will be arranged by a local leader. If you missed the grazing group in your region the first time around, you’re still encouraged to join! You do not need to be PFI member to be a part of a grazing group.
If you’d like to go on a pasture walk (or even better – host a pasture walk!) and connect with like-minded grass and livestock farmers, contact your local leader(s):
Robert Alexander; firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Welch; email@example.com
Steve Riggins; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Jones; Jlevijones@gmail.com
Wendy Johnson; email@example.com
Martha McFarland; firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Darrow; email@example.com
Tom Rowles; firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Vittetoe; email@example.com
Jeremy Erdmann; firstname.lastname@example.org