Building Soil with Livestock--A Grazing & Soil Health Farm Tour

Successfully raising grass-fed beef and building soil health through intensive grazing will be the focus of this LSP Soil Builders’ field day on Tuesday, July 24th, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at Mike and Jennifer Rupprecht's Earth-Be-Glad Farm, Lewiston, Minn. The Rupprechts will share how they started grazing, the goals that drive their farm, and the keys to what has worked for their grazing operation since making significant changes to their farm in the 1990’s.

Mike and Jennifer Rupprecht have nearly 30 years of intensive grazing experience. They sell 100% grass-fed beef (about 70 head/year), organic-fed, free-range chicken and eggs, as well as organic grains, soybeans, and corn to local customers from their 275 acre farm. Their system of carefully managed rotational grazing creates pastures and forages that provide their ruminants with everything they need in order to be healthy and happy. Hallmarks of their system include soil regeneration, increased biodiversity, and erosion prevention.

Rotational pasture, grazing, livestock management tips and hands-on soil health checks will be a part of an evening at a southeast Minnesota farm.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Doug Nopar at 507-523-3366 or e-mail at More information is also available in this flier. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. Potluck supper from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.