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  • Apr 9

    Advanced Grazing School - 2020

    April 9, 2020 – April 10, 2020 Bay Mills Community College -Waishkey Bay Farm 10135 W Mills Road, Brimley, MI 49715

    This advanced grazing workshop is for those people who have multiple years of grazing experience, use some system of “rotational grazing."

  • Sep 21

    Beginning Grazing School 2021

    September 21, 2021 – October 22, 2021 Online sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm from Sept, 21st to Oct. 14th. In person sessions will be held on October 22nd from 9:00am to 4:30pm Online and In-person at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) or Lake City Research Center

    Farmers and landowners who graze dairy, livestock and small ruminant animals, and want the latest animal and forage research on grazing management.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day

    Published on October 20, 2020

    A group of top level presenters including MSU Extension experts demonstrate best practices and talk about considerations for effective grazing, with Baseline Farms in Dexter serving as the host site.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - Nick Machinski

    Published on October 19, 2020

    Nick Machinski explains the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and how your farm gets verified.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - Paul Gross

    Published on October 19, 2020

    MSU Extension expert Paul Gross talks about soil health and how it impacts your sustainability in grazing livestock.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - Adam Shedd

    Published on October 19, 2020

    Adam Shedd talks about making a grazing plan for your farm.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - John Cox

    Published on October 19, 2020

    John Cox of Baseline Farms introduces you to the host site of Virtual Grazing Field Day, Baseline Farms in Washtenaw County.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - Jason Rowntree

    Published on October 19, 2020

    MSU assistant professor and beef expert Jason Rowntree dispels some of the myths around grazing and makes the arguments for its inclusion in a healthy ecosystem.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - Kable Thurlow

    Published on October 19, 2020

    MSU extension expert Kable Thurlow talks to Baseline Farms operator John Cox about best practices for grazing and what equipment makes it possible.

  • Spring turn-out sets the tone for the entire grazing season

    Published on April 14, 2021
    When the grass starts greening, the urge to get livestock on pasture is strong. However, patience and a little planning will pay off because management of the spring flush of forage availability is key to setting the tone for the entire grazing season.

  • Grazing sheep on solar farms

    Published on September 7, 2021
    There are more than a dozen new solar projects planned in Michigan and many of those are considering using sheep rather than mowing to control the plant growth under and around these solar installments.

  • Advanced Grazing School being offered April 2020

    Published on March 3, 2020
    The emphasis of this workshop will not be on the right thing to do, but on ideas and information a producer can use to further their grazing program.

  • Michigan State University hosts virtual field day on grazing

    Published on September 21, 2020
    Online webinar focused on grazing management, soil health and environmental issues