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Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a full-time farmer in Western Wisconsin where I raise meat goats and sheep on pasture using regenerative and rotational grazing practices.

I created this website because
I had so many people reaching out, both locally and beyond, wanting to know more about how I was raising and marketing goats.

I also recognized that it IS so hard to find information in this space. I wanted to share what I've learned along the way and reduce your time searching the depths of the internet.


Workshop: Managing for resiliency with your goats and sheep

Recently I lead a workshop at the GrassWorks Grazing Conference titled Managing for Resiliency with your Goats and Sheep.

If you’re not familiar with GrassWorks, it’s our state grazing organization in Wisconsin for all species of livestock – beef, poultry, hogs and small ruminants. It’s one of my favorite professional development meetings I attend annually. I always come away with new ideas to try on my farm related to grazing, land and soil management, livestock management, pasture improvement, and even direct marketing.

Leslie standing in front of the GrassWorks banner, with text overlay workshop: building a resiliency with your goats and sheep

About the workshop

So when I was asked to lead a session for sheep and goat farmers (the only session mind you!), I was honored to do so. Knowing that it needed to reach a wide range of graziers, sheep or goat, different purposes (meat, milk, brush, etc.), and experience (aspirational to experienced), I wanted to create a presentation that most would find useful no matter their background.

I spent a bit of time thinking about what I was seeing among my peers and even experienced myself, along with also talking with several of my fellow educators on common challenges they’ve recognized within the small ruminant space as well.

The common theme was resiliency. By managing for resiliency with our goats and sheep, our farm, our business, and even in our personal life, we are better able to manage the ups and downs that come our way. Therefore, helping us better manage the stress of life and farming in a way that is healthy and allows us to keep working towards our goals as farmers.

This workshop is designed to cover a range of tools that can be used in your farm. You can pick and choose what might work for you. Adapt it to meet your needs and context of your farm and life. Not everything needs to be done at once, or at all.

References and resources mentioned in the workshop

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