University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a grazing school on Sept. 25-26 at the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center in Calhoun. The two-day workshop will focus on soil fertility, forage crop establishment, plant growth, management-intensive grazing and animal nutrient requirements.
Training will take place in classroom and field settings. Multiple classroom lectures addressing plant and grazing management will be combined with a farm visit and demonstrations of fencing and watering options.
Cost of the two-day program is $150, which will cover a copy of the fourth edition of Southern Forages, a one-year membership in the American Forage and Grassland Council, a weed identification guide, multiple handouts and notes, refreshments, two lunches, one dinner and a lot of practical information. Participants are responsible for lodging. Registration is limited to 35 participants, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Preregistration is required because of limited space. The registration form and reservation fee must be received by Sept. 14. Conference organizers suggest participants read the publication, Pastures in Georgia, before attending the grazing school.
Learn more at www.georgiaforages.com/, or call Dennis Hancock at 706-542-1529.