Pasture tour scheduled for Aug. 27 near Roscoe

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The Edmunds County Conservation District, Ducks Unlimited and USDA-NRCS would like to cordially invite you to a pasture tour on Aug. 27 at Jonathan and Sheena Rohrbach’s operation. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the tour starting at 9 a.m. and concluding at noon. Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Attendees can find the tour one of two ways from Roscoe: 5 miles north and 5.5 miles east, or from Beebe Corner: 5 miles north and 1.5 miles west.

Once there, Jonathan Rohrbach will discuss the history of the operation, his experiences, and the benefits he has seen through rotational grazing. SDSU Range Specialist Pete Bauman and NRCS Grazing Specialist Jenita Qualm will discuss the benefits of rotational grazing, including plant diversity, fly control, simplistic fencing strategies, and livestock integration on cropland. A grazing stick demonstration will also be conducted to help livestock managers conduct production estimates on their own operations. Lastly, Kent Vlieger, NRCS soil health specialist, will demonstrate the Rainfall Simulator.

To help with food estimates, please contact the Edmunds County Conservation District/USDA-NRCS at 605-426-6701 ext. 3 or district manager at 909-241-6537 or to RSVP or for more information by August 23. Admission is free for anyone interested in attending.