The SFA Networking Group, 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.
For more information, contact the ESLN coordinator:
Karl Hakanson, University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Hennepin County
firstname.lastname@example.org / 1.844.922.5573 ext 719
email@example.com / 612.624.7948
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- A Paradigm Shift: Using Grazing as a Means to Achieve Ecological and Agricultural Objectives – Annotated bibliography. Thomforde 2013
- Goat Dispatch Video Tour –Goat Dispatch
- Goat Rental FAQ –Goat Dispatch
- Using Goats to Control Invasive Plants – Cherrie Nolden, Southwest Badger Whole Farm Planning Workshop for Landowners. February 7, 2015.
- Using Goats to Control Invasive Species – Practical Farmers of Iowa, December 2016
- Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement – American Sheep Industry Association
- Minnesota Job Sheet Biological Brush Management – USDA NRCS
- National Range and Pasture Handbook – USDA NRCS
- Dairy and Meat Goat Information, MN Dept. of Agriculture
- What Should I Charge for Prescribed Grazing? By David Pratt in On Pasture
- Best Management Practices for Preventing the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species. MN Invasive Species Advisory Council 2015.
Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center. U of MN College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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