Noon - Potluck
Noon - Potluck
Paul Maggio of Starry Nights Farm will talk about "the quest for high quality grass-fed beef". According to Paul, "there is a very inconsistent product out there in the grass fed space, and we, as an industry, can get better." Paul will be joined by Altfrid Krusenbaum. For 26 years Altfrid Krusenbaum, together with his wife Sue, operated Krusen Grass Farms, a 470-acre, 140-cow grazing based dairy farm. They also raised 40 head of 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished steers a year, which were marketed directly to the end customer.
Riemer Family Farm is a family owned and operated diversified livestock operation. We raise 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pork, and turkeys, broilers, and laying hens on pasture. We practice regenerative agricultural techniques, including rotational grazing, stacked livestock enterprises, and diverse seed mixes in our pastures to promote soil health, animal wellness, and pollinator habitat across our 280 acres in south central Wisconsin. Learn how we transitioned from our family's historic grain fed beef operation to our now 100% grass fed system.
Join us at this hands-on field day to learn more about Biodynamics! Attendees will tour Zinniker Family Farm, the longest-running Biodynamic farm in the United States. The remainder of the day will be spent unearthing the Biodynamic preparations buried last fall and preparing new ones for the summer months. Be prepared to get a little dirty! Boots and gloves are recommended.
Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 1:30pm through supper
Location: Zinniker Family Farms
N7399 Bowers Road, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Hosts: Mark & Petra Zinniker
Biodynamic Farmscaping increases farm fertility and immunity with medicinal plants and beneficial insects. Learn to diagnose disorders, prescribe remedies, and administer antidotes that help nature heal.
A presentation by Jarrod Fowler Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, WI Sunday, October 21st 2018, 7:00 PM
Suggested Donation $10