Gene Schriefer, UW-Madison Division of Extension, and Adam Abel, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Conservationist discuss planning for intentional grazing of sheep and goats. Schriefer will outline the basics of creating grazing paddocks using the Web Soil Survey, animal nutritional needs, and seasonal growth of forages. Abel will introduce the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) program and its benefits to improving water quality and pasture management. Schrieffer and Abel will show examples of grazing systems allowing producers to their knowledge of grazing systems and the EQIP program.
The small ruminant webinar series provides remote education for sheep producers across Wisconsin. The webinars are a new spin from the long-standing and widespread sheep ETN meetings that retired Dr. Dave Thomas, sheep specialist, hosted during his tenure at the University of Wisconsin.
The Extension Livestock Program provides timely resources and information to help farmers, consumers and allied industry to make informed decisions about beef cattle, poultry, sheep and goats, equine, swine, and meat science. There are also resources for youth caring for livestock.
An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.