PLAINVIEW — Farmers looking to learn more about the benefits of grazing for their fields can take part in a grazing field day on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.near Plainview.
Hosted by Adam and Amanda Bedtke, this Land Stewardship Project field day will focus on rotational grazing, soil health, pasture diversity and soil building crop rotations. The farm is at 11418 County Road 41, Altura.
The Bedtkes have an organic grazing dairy and have no-tilled and interseeded diverse cover crops into their corn, oat, and hay rotation. Soil health and profitability are key goals — they’ve never fertilized their corn and they are working to graze every acre of their farm every year, including cropland. This field day will be of interest to all livestock farmers interested in pasture production, whether they are already grazing or are just interested in getting into grazing.
The free field day will feature a pasture walk guided by the Bedtkes. Registration for the tour and a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches can be made today by contacting LSP’s Liana Nichols at (507) 523-3366 or email@example.com.