Conservation Connections: Pasture Walk at Little Red Farms
Time & Location
About The Event
You’re invited to a pasture walk at Little Red Farms and learn about how these beginning farmers have converted a former dairy farm into a premier grazing farm with beef cow/calf/yearling trios, pasture pork and layer chickens. Learn about how the Bruggens utilized NRCS EQIP cost share programs to off-set costs of fencing, waterlines and pasture seeding and how they are currently finishing a livestock feeding and housing building. Understand how managed rotational grazing is an economically viable restorative agricultural practice which enhances water quality, soil health, carbon sequestration and pollinator & wildlife habitat.
A warm invite to beginning farmers and new landowners interested in conservation resources.
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON DIRECTIONS:
Warning: Online mapping sometimes puts their farm on County HWY N.
Directions: Farm address is 11902 N County Road KK! County N runs east/west between HWY 26 & Route 12. Turn South on KK about 3 east of State HWY 26 or 3 miles west of Route 12. If you are coming from the South County Road K turns into KK - so follow County Road K north and you'll find us!
Any questions enroute, please call or text Kirsten Jurcek:
Pasture walk highlights include:
- Grazing farm start up lessons
- Tour of premier grazing farm
- NRCS EQIP cost share options & lessons on how to best access them
Learn how the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has provided technical and financial help through programs such as EQIP and CSP for implementing conservation-based farm practices that protect soil and water quality.
Interested in adding conservation practices to you farm? We're here to help you explore your options and dig into specifics to support your conservation vision and farming business. NRCS staff, conservation professionals, farmers and our team of Conservation Connectors will be sharing information, answering your questions, and are available to help you to take the needed next steps. Conservation Connectors are friendly and knowledgeable, and can provide you with personalized advice and assistance to help you navigate your options.
This project is made possible with funding support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Steph and Cody Brueggen, Little Red Farms
Kirsten Jurcek, Brattset Family Farm & Conservation Connector
- All farmers and landowners are welcome to attend-- especially beginning and those new to NRCS.
- Event will be outside. Dress for the weather. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, portable chair, umbrella (for sun or rain), comfortable shoes for walking. Taking photos encouraged
- Event will follow current CDC COVID-19 guidelines with plenty of space to social distance.
About Conservation Connections: Linking New & Underserved Farmers with Conservation Resources
Conservation Connections amplifies outreach of conservation programs and resources to historically underserved farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Through workshops, field days, webinars, and personal connections, Conservation Connections taps into a team of seasoned and experienced farmers serving as Connectors, linking underserved farmers to resources within the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Historically underserved farmer groups include African Americans, Asian, Latino, Indigenous, veterans and beginning farmers.
All farmers are welcome to attend all Conservation Connections programming, particularly those starting out. Conservation Connections is led by Renewing the Countryside in partnership with the Sustainable Farming Association.