Recently I was profiled by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau as part of their Leaders of the Land series. In it I discuss various aspects of our sustainable grazing practices including goals, challenges, partners and resources.
What resources do you use to advance sustainability on your farm?
Local and state lead resources are fantastic for connecting you with peers for true boots on the ground learning experiences when looking to develop a sustainability plan for your own farm.
Who do you partner with to advance sustainability on your farm?
As a first generation farmer, being able to partner with larger groups to help jump start and guide our sustainability initiatives has been huge. In particular, the NRCS has been essential in helping us do a lot of the heavy lifting.
What are your biggest conservation-related challenges?
Raising meat goats while working to maintain sustainable grazing practices on our farm is something that’s taken a lot of careful observation and trial and error over time.
What are your sustainability goals?
Finding ways to utilize and sustainably manage and improve all of our land is my biggest sustainability goal.