Silvopasture Workshop August 4-5, 2017

Soldiers Grove, WI, and La Crescent, MN

(SW Wisconsin and SE Minnesota)

The University of Minnesota Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Savanna Institute will jointly host a Silvopasture workshop near La Crescent, Minnesota, about 7 miles west of La Crosse, Wisconsin and 140 miles southeast of the Twin Cities, MN.

The workshop will begin with an optional tour on Friday afternoon, August 4th. The tour is of a silvopasture trial near Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, followed by dinner and a networking session at Hoch Orchard in La Crescent, Minnesota.

The workshop will continue on Saturday morning, August 5th, with presentations on silvopasture establishment and management and a tour of Hoch Orchard, a hog silvopasture.  Saturday afternoon will feature visits to two farms practicing silvopasture in Canton, MN. Participants can sign up for both days or just come for the Saturday portion of the workshop.

This workshop offers 8 Continuing Education Units for Foresters and Forest Stewardship Plan Preparers!

Participants can reserve rooms at a local hotel or nearby camp ground. Participants are also welcome to just come for the Saturday portion of the workshop.

Registration is $45 for Friday and Saturday, or $30 for just the Saturday program or $20 for the Friday program; Register online at https://www.regonline.com/SilvopastureWS. Registration will cover one dinner (Friday, August 4), and snacks and lunch (August 5).

Questions? Contact: Diomy Zamora (612-626-9272 or zamor015@umn.edu or Diane Mayerfeld (608-262-8188) or dbmayerfeld@wisc.edu

For more information and agenda please visit http://www.extension.umn.edu/