A Purdue University Pasture Walk will cover management plans from creation to implementation to help improve production efficiency at Waukaru Farm, Rensselaer, IN. Barry and Toby Jordan, growers of registered shorthorn cattle, will host the pasture walk June 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hands-on program is free and open to the public. The Jordans recently made improvements to their pasture management plan by implementing a perennial pasture system. They also utilize corn residues to help fulfill grazing needs.
Participants will interact with forage experts and have the opportunity to ask questions specific to their operations. Speakers will include Keith Johnson, Purdue extension forage specialist, and Susannah Hinds with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana.
The event is sponsored by Purdue Extension, Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Newton County Soil and Water Conservation District. The farm is at 7577 S. 210 E., Rensselaer, IN. For more information, call 219-866-5741.