Conservation Connections: Pasture Walk at Little Red Farms

N87W34109 Mapleton Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066 United States
Little Red Farms
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (CDT)
Event Details

Conservation Connections: Pasture Walk at Little Red Farms

Personal support for accessing NRCS programs and resources

Time & Location

Oct 06, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Little Red Farms, N87W34109 Mapleton Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, USA

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. 

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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

Event details:

  • 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.


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Kirsten Jurcek
Contact Organization:
Wisconsin Farmers Union
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