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Glacierland RC&D teams with county conservation departments to provide managed grazing technical assistance to farmers in Jefferson, Waukesha and Rock Counties

Glacierland RC&D is one of Wisconsin’s five RC&Ds. They are an independent, not-for-profit organizations that share a common goal: Encouraging economic development while protecting and conserving land, water, and related resources to assure the quality of the natural resource base for future generations.

In partnership with the county conservation departments, Glacierland RC&D was selected to receive funding from the National Association of Conservation Districts to conduct outreach and to provide on farm technical assistance to farmers in Jefferson, Waukesha and Rock Counties.

The funding provides for specialized services in the area of managed grazing and also provides technical assistance in the area of soil health, cover crops and no-till practices.  Their goal is to encourage more landowners to adopt managed grazing, a sustainable farming practice with many environmental benefits.

Kirsten Jurcek, Glacierland RC&D Resource Conservationist, is available to assist producers in Jefferson, Waukesha and Rock Counties in their transition to managed grazing or to enhance their current grazing systems.  In addition to providing on farm technical assistance Kirsten can help farmers navigate NRCS cost share programs through the transition.

If you are a farmer looking for more flexibility in your livestock production & you would like an economically viable restorative agricultural practice which enhances water quality, soil health, carbon sequestration and pollinator & wildlife habitat then rotational grazing is a great option.

Don’t delay in contacting them if you have an interest in joining Wisconsin’s growing group of rotational graziers. You can also send an email to subscribe to their mailing and learn about future virtual and in-person meetings and pasture walks.

Contact Kirsten Jurcek at (920) 342-9504 or kirsten@glacierlandrcd.org for assistance.