August 5, 2015


Stigge and Sons, Washington, Kansas

Stigge and Sons Farm is a 2000-acre no-till, cover crop and beef cattle operation. John and his family have been experimenting with “graze cropping” for 4 years.  They experimented with the system for several years prior to making it their primary focus and feel like the shift to this system has been critical for improved soil health, productivity and profitability. Find the agenda and information HERE

What to Expect

At the Open Gate: Stigge and Son’s Ag Day, you will….

Better understand the potential of whole farm planning for knowing when cover crops can be grazed, length of graze and components of grazing mixtures
Discover farming and ranching practices to improve crop land productivity, water holding capacity, soil health and wildlife habitat
Observe different growth stages of cover crops to be used for seasonal grazing and for variable grazing herds
Discuss soil health monitoring techniques
Connect with producers and providers in the area to develop support networks for those interested in adopting Holistic Management practices
Develop skills in evaluating costs, gross returns, and net returns of graze cropping vs. grain farming
Learn about available training opportunities to expand and enhance awareness and knowledge of Holistic Management

Advanced registration is $20 per person (includes lunch).  Register soon limited space available.

Online registration closes July 27, 2015. Walk in registration is $30 per person, if available.