Nearly 100 people attended the Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council’s summer tour July 14 at Ivan and Dayle Reinke’s Cloverleaf Grass Farm in Wadena. According to Ivan, the rain stopped just in time for the presentations, which included forage and cow/calf pair management, improving stand densities, how livestock control weeds, temporary electric fences, and more.
Also, Jeff Duchene of NRCS used a rainfall simulator to illustrate runoff, erosion, and water infiltration in different crop and pasture land uses.
“There were plenty of questions asked and talked about during the tour,” Ivan said. “During the meal there was a lot of knowledge sharing and fellowship in the crowd.”
To hear a podcast including Ivan Reinke and SFA Executive Director John Mesko, click here.
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