Livestock producers can learn about a management-intensive grazing program to use on their farms at a Purdue University Extension program scheduled for June 7-8.
Attendees of Grazing 102, to be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center in Dubois, IN, will learn through hands-on work, pasture walks and field tours. The program will cover: Plant growth and development, fencing systems, soil fertility, forage identification and use, watering systems, forage economics, extending the grazing season and determining forage needs.
Speakers are Grazing 102 are: Brad Shelton, superintendent, Feldun Purdue Ag Center; Keith Johnson, forage specialist, Purdue University; Robert Zupancic, Grazing specialist, Indiana NRCS; and Jason Tower, superintendent, Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center.
Management-intensive grazing involves allowing herds of livestock to graze paddocks or sections of pasture on a rotation. The rotation allows pastures time to recover and animals the opportunity to graze fresh pasture regularly.
Grazing 102 will run from 1-6 p.m. on June 7, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 8. The program costs $50, which includes reference materials, speaker notes, management tools and refreshments.