Reminder of the upcoming Greenfield MO Management Intensive Grazing School September 12th-14th; register by September 5th to attend
Stockton, Mo.- “Forage management is important to the profitability of a grazing livestock operation,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist. The most efficient way to manage forage and grazing livestock is through a management intensive grazing system. To educate grazing livestock producers on management intensive grazing MU Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Dade County MO Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are cooperating to provide a Management Intensive Grazing School on September 12th-14th. The school will be held at the First Christian Church, 409 College Street, Greenfield, MO 65661. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. daily.
“This school is applicable and will provide education in livestock and forage management for all grazing species, though cattle will be emphasized,” says Davis. Educational topics will include:
The “Art and Science” of Grazing
Soils Management and Fertility
Plant Growth, Forage Quality and Persistence
Fencing and Water Systems
Matching Livestock and Forage Resources
Meeting Nutritional Needs of Livestock from Pasture
Layout and Design of Grazing Systems
Economics of Management-intensive Grazing
Outdoor Field Exercises and Tour of Producers’ Farms
Furthermore, this program is required to receive MO SWCD cost share funding and may help in receiving NRCS cost share funding for grazing system development.
“Registration and payment is required to attend this event by September 5th,” says Davis. Register online at https://cvent.me/ze0k23. Cost to attend the event is $200 per person and $100 per additional person from the same farm not needing materials. Fee includes materials, lunches and refreshments during the event. For all questions related to the event contact Davis at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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