Lynn Grooms/Agri-View Jun 13, 2017
SPRING GREEN, Wis. – More than 125 people attended a tour May 25 showcasing rotational grazing systems and conservation efforts.
Hosted by Iowa County’s Farmer-Led Watershed Group and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, the tour began at Butler Family Farm of Spring Green. There attendees learned about fencing and watering practices, winter manure management, and the use of goats for brush control to reclaim pasture. The tour also featured a rainfall-simulator demonstration showing how agronomic practices impact soil and nutrient runoff.
The 900-acre Butler Family Farm was established in 1972 by Bob and Caroline Butler. In 2013 one of the couple’s daughters, Ann Zimrin, and her husband, David Zimrin, purchased the beef-cattle herd. Today the couple manages the cattle operation with the help of Nathan Robson.
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