Grazing Workshop to be Held June 14 in Bangor

BANGOR, MI – The Van Buren Conservation District will be holding a Grazing Workshop on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Windshadow Farm in Bangor. This event brings together pasture-based farmers and ranchers across the state to walk pastures, share knowledge, and learn. This event is free with registration being required and a light breakfast will be provided. This Grazing Workshop event will be fun and informative for all farmers of all skill levels- from beginners to experts. Subjects that will be discussed include grazing tools and calculations, building a pasture-based grazing system from the ground up, reading your pastures for soil and animal health, encouraging your livestock to eat the weeds, and rotational fencing setup. Speakers from the Van Buren Conservation District will talk about cost-share opportunities, programs and other topics affecting grazing livestock. Ron Klein from Windshadow Farm and Jeff Douglas with the Natural Resources Conservation Service join as speakers. Attendees will be able to ask questions and talk with fellow grazers and experts. Registration and a light breakfast will start at 8:30 AM and the program will begin at 9:00 AM. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to register by June 7, 2023 by calling the Van Buren Conservation District at 269-657-4030 x5 or visiting