Upcoming Livestock CRAFT Field Days in Illinois and Wisconsin – Summer 2017
Pasture-Raised Livestock in the Chicago Suburbs
Date: Sunday, August 20th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, potluck lunch at noon.
Location: All Grass Farms
Cost: FREE for CRAFT members. $20 for non-members.
Members please RSVP by emailing our Program Assistant. Non-members register online here
Spend a day touring the diverse operations of All Grass Farms, a 150 acre farm on leased public land located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago just north of I-90. Learn about the many facets of pasture-raised livestock, including portable poultry shelters, pasture rotations for beef and dairy cattle, processing raw dairy and eggs, pasture-raised pork, and much more!
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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Transitioning to a Grass-Based System
Date: Sunday, September 10th
Time: Noon – 4:00 PM, beginning with a potluck.
Location: Riemer Family Farms
Cost: FREE for CRAFT members; $20 for non-members.
Registration: Members please RSVP by emailing our Program Assistant. Non-members register online here.
Riemer Family Farms specializes in pasture-raised, naturally grown beef cattle, Berkshire pigs, chickens, laying hens, and turkeys. Learn how to successfully transition your livestock to a grass-based system from a feed-based system.
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Upper Midwest CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is a farmer-led coalition organized by sustainable agriculture farmers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area. Farmers offer their time, talents and expertise to help prepare the next generation of farmers. We welcome all levels of experience, whether you’ve never farmed before, you seek advanced training, or you’re transitioning to sustainable agriculture.
Membership offers up to 12 FREE CRAFT Field Days workshops per year (view our 2017 schedule!). You’ll gain topic-specific production knowledge, hands-on learning, collaboration opportunities and lifelong friendships from a supportive alliance of sustainable farmers. You will also receive publicity in our handbook and website which includes our farm member directory, access to the 90 member+ list serv, a weekly subscription to our newsletter, and discounted rates on Angelic Organics Learning Center and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute sponsored-workshops.