Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Jackson County Pasture Walk

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Start: 9:30 am End: 12:00 pm

Location: Whitney Way Farms, 315 East Locust Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

Contact: Farm hosts Scott and Jean Whitney,(563) 652-8821

This field day is hosted by the Northeast Iowa Graziers. The Whitneys raise Red Angus cattle and have made many improvements to their pasture, including adding permanent water sources to each paddock, timber exclusion, stand improvement and rotational grazing. Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds have been used for many of these improvements. Speakers at the field day include Lori Schnoor, Jackson County NRCS, and ISU Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab.

Directions to the farm: From Maquoketa, go north on U.S. 61 and turn left on Caves Road. The pasture is the second driveway on the south side of the road; guests will gather near the big red barn. The pasture is adjacent to 5704 Caves Rd.