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Free event looks at grazing management
St. Brigids Meadows - Hundt farm 1

The Kickapoo Grazing Initiative, Vernon County Land & Water Conservation Department and Great River Graziers are hosting a free Pasture Walk on Tuesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the farm of Vince and Dawn Hundt near Coon Valley.

The walk will focus on managed rotational grazing for beef cattle and the importance of shade structures for cattle. Featured speakers will be Cynthia Olmstead, Project Director of KGI and Ben Wojahn, Project Manager for Vernon County Land and Water Conservation Department, as well as local farmer and entrepreneur, Vince Hundt.

Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Reservations are required by July 11 by contacting KGI Project Director Cynthia Olmstead at or Ben Wojahn at VCLWC, or 608-637-5482.

The Hundt farm is located at N591 County Road PI, near Coon Valley, WI. Directions: In Coon Valley, take County P east and north about two miles to County PI. Take a left onto County PI and go about 1.5 miles to farm (located just before the turnoff for Goplin Road).

Now in its second year, the Kickapoo Grazing Initiative (KGI) is an exciting new public/private conservation partnership that focuses on promoting economic and environmental incentives for farmers and landowners to adopt managed grazing of grass-fed beef in the Kickapoo Valley in southwest Wisconsin. KGI is committed to promoting managed grazing and grass-based agriculture as one of the most important and economically viable land use practices to protect the water quality and sustain the small farmers of the Kickapoo River Valley.

Kickapoo Grazing Initiative is a partnership of Trout Unlimited, Valley Stewardship Network, Vernon County Land & Water Conservation, UW-Extension-Crawford County, and Mississippi Valley Conservancy. Contact KGI Project Director Cynthia Olmstead for more information at Website: