Conservation Training

Benefits of Grazing

June 29, 2022

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Elizabeth, IL

Join Jay Solomon, University of Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator, and John Strauser, University of Illinois PhD student for this program that will hopefully get you thinking about the benefits of perennial agriculture.

Over recent years there has been an interest from farmers to look at focusing more on perennial forage agricultural systems, but it has also been noted that there are some systemic barriers that stand in the way of facilitating this agricultural transition. In this event we are hoping to work through what some of the barriers might be and ways that communities could work together to develop a diversified agricultural landscape that they desire.

Speakers for the event include Laura Paine, Outreach Specialist for Grassworks, Jim Munsch, full-time farmer, and Sarah Lloyd, University of Minnesota Supply Chain Specialist.