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KGI 2017 Pasture Walk series final three events in October/November
Pastured Pork

DRIFTLESS - The 2017 season of pasture walk and facilitated discussion series is winding down with some important walks planned for October and November.

The series is planned and facilitated by the Kickapoo Grazing Initiative (KGI) along with Crawford County UW-Extension.

For more information about the series, go to the events page at www., or call or contact Crawford County UW-Extension Agent Vance Haugen at 608-326-0223, or at

The eleventh event in the series will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m., at the farm of Don Boland, 18732 State Highway 27, Gays Mills, 608-734-3570.

The topic of the event will be stretching the pasture in late fall and early winter, recalibrating out-wintering sites and calving areas based on current soil tests.

To reach the farm from Seneca, take Highway 27 north, and travel approximately three miles. Don’s farm is on the right side of Highway 27, at fire number 18732.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the second to last event of the series will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the farm of Olaf Haugen, 12620 Deer Road, Canton, Minn. 507-459-3264.

The topic of the event will be a review of the last six years of pasture management and what the future holds, young stock and heifer management.

To reach the Fillmore County, Minnesota farm from Decorah, Iowa, take Highway 52 north for 17 miles to the intersection of Highways 44 and 52. Proceed through the intersection onto Dove Road. Travel a half mile east to Deer Road, and then go 1.5 miles. The farm is on the east side of road, at fire number 12620.

The last event of the season will take place on Tuesday, Nov 14 at 10:30 a.m., at the farm of Mike and Susan Mueller, E 10581 Old Highway 56, Viola, Wis., 608-627-1800.

Please RSVP by  Thursday, Nov. 7. To plan for lunch, an RSVP is required. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Olmstead, KGI Project Director, at, or call 608-606-6022.

The event will feature an introduction to pastured pork, and the newly forming ‘Back to the Land’ Pastured Pork Cooperative.

To reach the farm from Readstown, take Hwy 131 W approx. 7.37 miles; turn right onto 56/131, and after 1/4 mile, the road will turn into Hwy. 56; after travelling  approximately 1 3/4 mile, go right on Hwy G for a little over 1/2 mile.