DUBUQUE, Iowa — Bill Borrenpohl, of Woven Strong Farm, will host a virtual field day with Practical Farmers of Iowa exploring watering systems for rotationally pastured livestock on Monday, July 13, from 2-2:30 p.m.
The event – “Rotational Pasture Series – Watering Systems” – is free to attend and will take place on Facebook Live. To join in, visit practicalfarmers.org/field-days and click the link on the page for this event.
You do not need to be a PFI member or have a Facebook account to participate – but those without an account will not be able to comment or ask questions. The field day is sponsored by Premier 1 Supplies.
The field day is the first of a three-part series exploring how different beginning farmers have worked to create processes to make a regenerative pasture system work for their farms.
During the July 13 field day, Bill will share how he and his wife, Stacey, have added water lines and developed a portable water tank system to improve the way they water their Lowline cattle on their diverse livestock farm that also includes raising hogs, chickens and meat goats on pasture.
The other event in the series will take place:
- July 20, during which Susan Young, of Lucky Star Farm, will share how she raises laying hens on pasture as part of her silvopasture system.
- July 27, during which Adam Ledvina, of Iowa Kiko Goats and Blue Collar Goatscaping, will show how he sets up a temporary paddock, and how he uses temporary electric netting to rotate his Kiko goats through new pastures.
Guests are welcome to attend all events in the series, or pick the ones they’re most interested in. Details about all three field days are available at practicalfarmers.org/field-days.
The events are part of Practical Farmers’ 2020 field day season, which includes more than 60 virtual events hosted by farmers located across the state, and beyond, on topics spanning the agricultural spectrum.
Practical Farmers’ 2020 field days are supported by sustaining sponsors Albert Lea Seed; Barn2Door, Inc.; Grain Millers Inc.; Iowa Sustainable Ag Research and Education; Niman Ranch; Scoular; Sunderman Farm Management Co.; Trees Forever; USDA-NRCS; and Welter Seed and Honey Company, as well as several major sponsors, including: Bio Till; Center for Rural Affairs; Conservation Districts of Iowa; Farm Power Implements; Gandy Company; Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance; Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health; KWS Cereals; La Crosse Seed; Man@Machine; Organic Valley – CROPP Cooperative – Organic Prairie; Pipeline Foods; and Prairie Creek Seed.
— Practical Farmers of Iowa
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