Pasture School Hjertaas Farm

Title: Pasture School Hjertaas Farm
Date: July 10, 2013

Experienced or novice grazers Those interested in healthy grasslands and healthy food production.

Myron Lick from Ruso, North Dakota will talk about his journey to health and what he has learned along the way.

1. Difference between high and low stock density
2. Brush control using animal impact
3. How to measure pasture yield
4. How to recognize soil and pasture health
5. What to look for in a” good grazing job”
6. Learning from each other
7. Young people K-6 will have their own program “ Kids on Land” with Dave & Val Pogson

10:00: Grazing principles and overview
11:00: Group tour
12:30: light lunch
1:00: Small groups rotate through 6 learning sites
4:00: Questions
4:30: Socializing
5:00: Pig roast supper
6:00: Myron Lick “Soil Health & the Human Health Connection”

Blain & Naomi Hjertaas converted their grain farm to a planned grazing operation 10 years ago. A few years ago their son Martin and his partner Thyra joined the operation. They graze chickens, sheep and cattle.

RSVP to Blain or 306 452-3882
Directions: Farm is 9 miles west of Redvers on highway 13 and 3,5 south on # 601 or east of Carlyle to #601
Bring your own lawn chairs
Cost is: $50/couple $30/single includes lunch and full supper

Date: 2013-07-10