ARLINGTON, Va. — The Pasture Project, in partnership with Illinois Grazing Lands Coalition and Illinois NRCS, is excited to offer a grazing planning training for Illinois technical service providers this summer. This training is open to all Illinois-based agricultural educators and technical service providers intending to support producers integrating regenerative grazing into their operations.
This free multi-day training will provide technical training on the science and decision-making process for planning and implementing successful prescribed grazing systems. This series will take a hybrid online and in-person approach to instruction and will include five two-hour live virtual sessions with Brian Pillsbury, retired Wisconsin NRCS State Grazing Land Specialist, and September pasture walks with Illinois NRCS staff. The online training will take place on Monday/Wednesday, July 19, 21, 26, 28, and Tuesday, August 3 from 1-3 PM CT.
The virtual training will cover the following topics:
- Forage & Agronomy
- Livestock Husbandry & Nutrition
- Grazing Planning
- Pasture Layout & Design
- Engineering for Grazing Systems
Registration for the online training is currently live on the Pasture Project’s website at https://pastureproject.org/events/illinois-grazing-planning-training. Please contact the Pasture Project at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.302.6611 if you have registration questions or accessibility requests. Participants will receive additional information about the September pasture walks via email.
— The Pasture Project
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