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A Community Vision for Agriculture with Jim Chamberlain of Happy Dancing Turtle

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Happy Dancing Turtle is based in Pine River.

Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit organization that is home-based in Pine River, MN with a hub in the Driftless Region of MN/WI. We are dedicated to growing good stewards of the planet by providing education, programs, and experiences for youth and adults that inspire wonder and empower change.

We continued our conversations on sustainability with Jim Chamberlain from Happy Dancing Turtle. He recently led 2 workshops at Back to Basics:

Grassland 2.0: A Community Vision for Agriculture -

The Pine River Watershed is one of five regional Grassland 2.0 Learning Hubs in the Midwest. We will

explore how grazing can improve farm productivity & enhance ecological services, such as wildlife habitat & carbon sequestration. The basic principles of a well-managed grazing system will be covered, & you'll learn how to get involved in Grassland 2.0, helping to develop a Community Vision for agriculture in our region.

Adaptive Grazing - Planning for Success - Jim Chamberlin -Natural Resources Conservation Services +

Livestock are the biological drivers of natural soil fertility. From poultry to cattle, this workshop will go in-depth on adaptive grazing principles & techniques that build soil health. The second half of the workshop will focus on developing your grazing plan & tools to measure success. Applicable

from one to one thousand acres.

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