Harter Family Farm Pasture Walk

September 20, 2023 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Registration Deadline: September 18, 2023 - 05:00PM

21189 S. Centerline Rd, Rudyard, MI 49780

Contact: Michelle Sweeten or Kable Thurlow

Harter Family Farm Pasture Walk
on September 20, 2023 @ 6 p.m. EST

Harter Family Farm custom grazes 40 young dairy heifers and steers on 65 acres. When the cattle arrive, they experience their first out of barn experience and need to be trained to electric fences, outdoor life, new humans, and grazing. The early weeks are challenging especially during thunderstorms! Their goal is to be as sustainable/holistic as possible as they mature the cattle over the summer months to reduce feed costs for the dairy.
Topics of Discussion
• Custom grazing
• Rotational Grazing
• Training animals to electric fencing/rotational grazing
• 2023 Grazing Season

• The Harter Farm is located at 21189 S. Centerline Rd, Rudyard, MI
• Please help us by pre-registering at:
• The pasture walk will start at 6 pm and will conclude around 8:30 pm.

Contact: Michelle Sweeten
Call or Text: 765-346-8183
Email: sweeten1@msu.edu
This is a MAEAP Phase 1 event.

We would like to thank the Michigan Forage Council and Chippewa County Farm Bureau for sponsoring this event. 

Cost: Free

Registration for this event has closed.

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