FARIBAULT — University of Minnesota Extension and the Sustainable Farming Association are holding a hands-on workshop focused on the utilization of temporary energized fencing on Friday June 29 from 9 a.m.–noon on the Rice County Fairgrounds.

Kent Solberg, the Sustainable Farming Association’s Livestock and Grazing Specialist will discuss how an energized fence works and how temporary fences fit in grazing/cropping situations, and he will also discuss various options for temporary livestock fence equipment as well as cover how to install and maintain these temporary fences. If weather permits – meaning there is no lightning – the workshop will also involve hands-on use of energized temporary fence materials for participants.

This information will be useful for livestock producers interested in grazing their animals, crop producers interested in incorporating livestock into their operation, or anyone who’d like to learn how to include modern energized temporary fencing on their operation. To register, visit z.umn.edu/tempfence or call the Rice County Extension office at 507-332-6165. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required for this free event.

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