University of Illinois Extension is excited to team up with Grant and Casey Bauman to host the fourth and final twilight meeting at Bauman Family Farms in Vienna, on Monday, August 16, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. University of Illinois Extension Educators Bronwyn Aly, Katie Bell, and Nathan Johanning have been partnering with area farms over the past seven years to provide evening “twilight meetings” to highlight and demonstrate diverse farming enterprises across southern Illinois.

Throughout the evening, Grant and Casey will discuss the regenerative grazing practices they use on their farm including, building soil health and quality forage, fencing and water systems, and herd management. They will also share information on management and equipment used during pasture moves throughout the season. There will be an opportunity to tour some of the fields and see first-hand the soil benefits of regenerative grazing practices and discussion of various management practices. Equipment will be on display as a part of the discussion including poly wire reels, step-in posts, and fence chargers. There are many opportunities to benefit and incorporate regenerative grazing into any production system!  Anyone involved or interested in local food production or learning more about farming in our region is encouraged and invited to attend.

DATE:            Monday, August 16, 2021

TIME:             6 p.m.

LOCATION:  Bauman Family Farms, 2230 Buncombe Road, Vienna, IL  62995

DIRECTIONS:

From Vienna- From IL Rt. 146, head North on 6th St. until you reach Buncombe Road about 0.9 miles and turn left onto Buncombe Road and follow it for about 1.3 miles. The farm will be on the right - use the second driveway next to the Bauman Family Farms sign.

From the I-24 Exit 14- Take exit 14 for U.S.-45 toward Vienna. Take U.S.-45 south for 0.8 miles, then turn right onto Holley Rd then turn left onto Dutchman Lake Rd and follow for 0.7 miles. Make a sharp right onto 6th St./ Hensley Hills Dr, and then immediately turn left onto Buncombe Rd, follow for 1.3 miles. The farm will be on the right - use the second driveway next to the Bauman Family Farms sign. 

There is no cost to attend this in-person program, but pre-registration is required. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those that are not yet fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing face masks at public events. To register online for this meeting, visit go.illinois.edu/2021TwilightSeries. To register by phone, call 618-695-2441.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Bronwyn Aly at baly@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

For more information, please contact:

Bronwyn Aly – 618-695-2441, baly@illinois.edu

Nathan Johanning – 618-939-3434, njohann@illinois.edu   

Katie Bell – 618-687-1727, klbell@illinois.edu