A Networking Group of the Sustainable Farming Association, the Ecological Service Livestock Network (ESLN) seeks to develop business models and facilitate research and pilot studies to advance the art and science of profitable livestock-based, land management businesses, with emphasis on but not limited to urban, suburban and peri-urban landscapes.
This group is tailored toward conservation professionals who promote service livestock as a way to combat invasive species, manage land and restore ecological functionality, reduce the use of pesticides and fossil fuels, and start a rewarding livestock-based business.
Karl Hakanson, University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Hennepin County
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Adding Value to Your Small Ruminant Enterprise:
Get Paid to Manage Public and Private Lands with Browsing and Grazing
Plan to attend this workshop for goat and sheep farmers looking to tap into the emerging market for the use of managed browsing and grazing for-hire as a cost-effective, low impact land management tool for the control of invasive species and the restoration of degraded woodlands, savannah and prairie landscapes.
March 10th 2018 – 10:00 to 2:00 PM – Cokato City Hall – 255 Broadway Ave So, Cokato MN
This session is specifically for goat and sheep farmers. $15 on-line or at the door.
Please RSVP to Kelly Anderson: 320-808-4424 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Grazers to the Land Symposium | Oct. 13, 2017 | Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington – Over 60 land managers attended this Ecological Service Livestock Network event and were inspired to consider livestock as fundamental to ecological restoration. To read more about the event and view photos, click here.
Presentation from the Oct. 2017 workshop at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge by Steven Thomforde: