LPCD Conservation Family 2008 ~
Miles and Bonnie Glasman, along with their
two sons Jared and Matthew, are the fourth
and fifth generations respectively to
operate the family farm, which is located in
the R.M. of Russell.
In 2009 the farm will celebrate its 100th
The Glasmans farm 4500 acres between their
200 pure Simmental and Angus cattle and
annual crop rotations. Conservation
practices are an important part of their
strategy to keep the farm sustainable for
generations to come and are used in both the
cattle and cropping sides of the
They have installed solar powered livestock
watering systems since before LPCD’s
inception in 2001, and are currently
utilizing our 2008
Alternate Livestock Watering System and
to purchase a new watering system and fence
some of their cropland for swath grazing.
Over-winter grazing is another strategy that
is used by the Glasmans to reduce build-up
of manure in a confined site.
Riparian areas are protected where possible
and wetlands are maintained.
On the cropping side, peas are included in
the rotation to reduce the need for
nitrogen application and all fertilizer
applications are reduced by using GPS, a
precision application system.
Lake of the Prairies Conservation District
would like to congratulate the Glasman
Family as their 2008 Conservation Family
Award winners.We are proud to have the
Glasman Land & Cattle Co. as our
conservation farm family of the year and
wish them continued success in the future.
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