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Grazing for profit and biodiversity workshop to be held in North Platte PDF Print E-mail

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and UNL Extension are teaming up to bring Paul Schwennessen to eight locations across Nebraska.
Paul and his wife, Sarah, own and manage the Double Check Ranch, a 12,000 acre holistically managed ranch near Winkleman, Ariz.
The Schwennesens believe that responsible, small-scale agriculture is a critical, and currently, a largely missing key to a responsible economy.
They realize that managing land well can restore the biodiversity that landscapes are losing at a frightening rate.
They have a biological plan to manage their land holistically, and all decisions are goal driven to ensure that they are socially, economically and environmentally sound.
They are dedicated to improving their watershed and share the ranch with a variety of wildlife.
The Schwennesen’s have increased ranch profitability significantly through merchandising a natural grass fed beef product direct to the consumer.
Paul is also an active Board member of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance in conjunction with the Quivira Coalition.
Come, listen, and interact with Paul as he discusses holistic grazing management and resource conservation, enhancing ranch profitability through “Direct to Consumer” sales, and protecting individual liberties for long term ranch sustainability.
A presentation is scheduled in North Platte:
• April 6, 5-9 p.m., North Platte, Randy Saner, 308-532-2683
The cost of $15  covers the meal. Preregister by April 1 to reserve a meal by calling the UNL Extension office indicated. Registrations will be taken until full.