Watch as Colt Hamilton explains the benefits and establishment of a Diverse Native Grassland. A Diverse Native Grassland utilizes the highly productive native warm season grasses and adds the diversity and productivity of the native cool season grasses, native forbs, and native legumes for year-round plant growth, soil health, and wildlife habitat. This is what the bison thrived on, and cattle love it just the same.
Fast approaching are the June pasture walks. Come see a Diverse Native Grassland being used as cattle forage. There are two events. The first, June 4th, is a discussion of the benefits to livestock, soil health, and wildlife habitat. Establishment options will be reviewed, a rainfall simulator will be on hand (if you have never seen it, it is always intriguing), and cost-share opportunities will be covered. The second pasture walk, June 5th is an opportunity to expand your knowledge of a Diverse Native Grassland. Invited speakers, Drexel Atkisson, a soil health specialist, and Justin Thomas, an ecologist and botanist, will both talk about how plants work together and are stronger together than alone. We are excited to hear both of them speak. More detailed information about the pasture walks can be found on our website.
We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and we place a high importance on the health of our employees, customers, and community. We are following local, state, and federal guidance, and have plans in place to accommodate this guidance at the pasture walks. If you have questions about our plans, contact us. Also, if you are interested in coming but not able due to the virus or any other reason, let us know that and we will keep you up-to-date on any impromptu events that we might have throughout the summer.