Published Nov 1, 2021

Grazing Native Plants – Bringing Back the Edges

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Good livestock management practices and thriving wildlife habitat do not have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, they can be important partners when thoughtfully managed. Hear from PFI livestock farmers John Rock and Mike DeCook about how managing for coexistence benefits their lands and cattle. Amy Crouch, the Little Sioux Project Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), explains how TNC partners with livestock farmers to manage grassland habitats. Livestock are habitat management tools that hold the key to protecting nature’s resources. Learn more about grazing native plants in this episode of Bringing Back the Edges: Creating Wildlife Habitat on Farms.

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