Megan, Brandon, and I attended a workshop put on by UW Ag Extension. Around 40 people attended, which is excellent because June is one of the busiest months for ranchers and farmers around here. The main speaker was Alejandro Carrillo from Chihuahua, Mexico.
His basic idea is that intensive mob grazing by cattle followed by a year of total rest will improve the soil health (and therefore plant health and diversity and water). What he has accomplished on his ranch in Mexico is amazing. Regenerative agriculture is all the buzz word in the industry these days… and he has photos and numbers to back up his claims.
How to fence, how to run water systems, what genetics for your cattle, multi species grazing, what plants, how to do practically everything connected with grazing was touched upon.
Unlike typical workshops that you may be familiar with… this one came with bonus attendees… loose horses, pigs, and some chickens that would have loved a chance at the scones.
Feel free to watch a video or two of Alejandro’s…
It’s a complicated and yet simple process… there’s more information over at understandingag.com
A big thank you to Caitlyn who put this workshop together!Find me here!