Getting the most from pastures and herds is the focus of a two-day grazing school set for Sept. 21-22 at the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Station, Batesville.
The school is free and open to all livestock producers, but those interested should register in advance to reserve a free lunch.
"Getting more out of forages and pasture are big priorities now for many producers who are faced with getting their cow herds by on a short hay crop and even shorter pastures," says John Jennings, University of Arkansas forage specialist.
The school is sponsored by the Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition; Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS; and USDA. Its agenda includes:
- Theory and practicality of grazing management.
- Extending the grazing season.
- Soil fertility for forage systems.
- Paddock layout and design.
- NRCS cost-share and Cooperative Extension Service programs.
- Farm tours of management-practice demonstrations.