Advanced Grazing Systems is a national program designed for extension professionals and farm operators to learn the basic techniques of rotational grazing.
Learn about the program in its entirety on the CFGA Website.
For Farm Partners: The program is designed to help farmers learn about grazing systems – this may happen through in-person workshops, the creation of grazing clubs, and/or independently through their (free) online course. The course provides resources and templates needed for farm partners to start working on their own Grazing Management Plan, as well as any one-on-one support they need to work through the materials from a Grazing Mentor.
For Grazing Mentors/Advisors: The program also offers training to support folks with experience in grazing management to become a mentor and/or advisor. There is live, online training sessions that they can attend, or they can also work through the materials independently. There are then monthly meetings with mentors across Canada – creating a network of experienced grazing experts, sharing information and training the next generation of extension specialists.
If you have any questions about the program, want to bring a workshop or grazing club to your community, or anything in between, please reach out!
BCFC Program email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rotational Grazing
Rotational grazing is a practice that has been in use for years, however recently has garnered more interest from more farmers. Rotational grazing can help livestock producers by:
- extending their grazing period
- increasing the yield of pastures
- improving the forage quality for livestock
- reducing weed pressure
- improving nutrient cycling
- helping to build soil health
In addition to many of those important benefits for the farm operation, there are also additional positive impacts across the Canadian landscape because rotational grazing
- promotes biodiversity
- sequesters carbon
- can improve the water cycle
The CFGA is passionate about promoting this practice and in the last year, they have been working with a variety of organizations, including BC Forage Council, to promote such a useful practice through advocacy, education and creating funding opportunities.
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