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Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, Leader Lions to sponsor Winter Workshop Jan. 22

Posted: January 17, 2013 - 6:31pm

Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council, Leader Lions to sponsor Winter Workshop Jan. 22

The annual Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council’s Winter Workshop is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Leader Community Center in Leader.

The council hosts the workshop with support from the Leader Lions.

Topics will cover estate planning, herd health and herd management from a panel of local producers with the opportunity for the audience to get in on the discussion.

The morning will kick off with a welcome from the Leader Lions and an update on the silvopasture project, introduced last year by Diomy Zamora.

Attorney Brian Carlson, Law Generations Law Office, will offer information on navigating the process of farm succession, including estate planning and ways to title real estate, passing assets to the next generation, minimizing taxes, avoiding probate and heading off disputes.

Dan Larson will speak on “Drought management and animal nutrition for reproductive success.” Larson is a ruminant nutritionist for Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. His background includes hay production and beef operations, including cow/calf and feedlots large and small.

Dr. Gib Mouser will talk about “Herd health and mineral nutrition.” Mouser’s experience as a veterinarian has a broad range from dairy work to a large animal practice now in northern Minnesota.

The afternoon will feature a panel discussion on “Herd Health and Management” from the perspective of producers on the ground. Cost for the workshop is $10 per person, or $15 per couple, and includes lunch. The community center is located just north of the town of Leader, off Minnesota Highway 64.

For more information, contact Mel Wiens at 218-894-2715, or Ed Maciej at 218-397-2389.

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