farm grazing operation pasture walk set for August 23
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[August 15, 2017]
The public is invited to join in an
educational Small Farm Grazing Operation Pasture Walk on Wednesday,
August 23, 2017 starting at 4:30 pm.
The walk will take place at the farm of Carzella Pritchett at
9223 Bell Fountain Rd., Dawson, IL 62520. Come see the small
ruminate and beef cattle grazing operation and learn about
current and past operations. Also learn the benefits of
co-species grazing and the steps involved in a managed grazing
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not
required but highly encouraged. You can register on-line at:
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/ or by calling the
Sangamon County Extension office at 217-782-4917.
Program sponsors/supporters include:
University of Illinois Extension
Sangamon Co. SWCD
Illinois Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (ILGLCI)
Illinois Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC)
From the east:
Interstate 72, take Exit 114. Turn South onto Buffalo
Mechanicsburg Rd. Go approximately 1.0 miles and turn right
(west) onto Mechanicsburg Blacktop. Go approximately 0.8 miles
then turn back south on S. Griffith Creek Rd for 1.5 miles to
Bell Fountain Rd. Turn west. Go approx. 3.04 miles and the farm
will be on the right.
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From the west:
Interstate 72, take Exit 104. Turn East onto Mechanicsburg
Blacktop. Go approximately 5.2 miles and turn right (south) onto
Clear Lake Rd. Go approximately 1 mile then turn back east on to
Bell Fountain Rd. Go approx. 0.4 miles and the farm will be on
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in
programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation
to participate in a program, please contact our office.
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