Pasture walk near Decorah June 25 to focus on fence and water improvements

Jewell Enterprises has developed a managed grazing system including over 10,000 feet of buried water lines with quick couple attachments, water tanks on skids, subdivision fences with high tensile wire, and some silvopastures. Robert Jewell has moved cows on about a daily basis for over three years now. Jewell and his dad farm together and have also seeded some cover crops on grain fields for additional fall or early spring grazing.

Jewell will share his experiences at a pasture walk on Tuesday, June 25, at 6:00 pm. In addition, Jacob Hawes, NE Area Grassland Specialist, will speak on cost share opportunities to improve pastures and soil health, and Denise Schwab, ISUEO beef specialist, will discuss grazing efficiency.  Some of the grazing practices to be highlighted include buried water lines to each paddock, pasture subdivision layout, division fencing, and the equipment he uses to make moved cows easier.

The pasture is located at 2278 Madison Rd, Decorah, IA. 52101. Enter the drive and watch for signs directing you to park on a hay field. We will load hay racks for the tour, then drive back to their home place for supper and additional conversation. The Winneshiek County Cattlemen’s will be grilling supper will be at their seed shop at 2139 Pole Line Rd, Decorah, IA 52101.

To assist in preparing for supper and in case of alternate wet weather conditions please register by contact the Winneshiek County Extension office at or call 563-382-2949, you can register for the event online at

This event is co-sponsored by Allamakee and Winneshiek County Extension, the Iowa Beef Center, and the Winneshiek County Cattlemen.  For more information, please contact Denise Schwab at 319-472-4739 or email at