Get in-depth training on irrigated pasture management from Extension forage specialists at an Aug. 20-22 workshop at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The Pasture Management Professional Development Workshop will cover sustainable grassland production systems, biological principles of cultivated forage plants, the importance of forage and grassland resources, and how soils, plants, animals and environment interact in forage-livestock systems.

The workshop is sponsored by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension, along with Extension services from Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado State, University of Idaho and University of Wyoming.

It will include classroom lectures and in-field exercises targeted to producers from Colorado, Wyoming and surrounding states. Attendees will learn how to approach problems in forage and grassland management, how forages function and respond to their environment and how to integrate forages and livestock into systems.

The workshop will be held at the Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center outside of Fort Collins. To register, or for more information, contact Joe Brummer, Colorado State Extension forage specialist, at 970-491-4988 or joe.brummer@colostate.edu.