Information for cattlemen who have suffered through three years of drought, flooding and back to drought again will be the focus of the Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council Conference, set for Nov. 3 at the Agora Conference Center in Conway.
“We know this has been a tough time for livestock producers,” says John Jennings, University of Arkansas extension forage specialist. “We will have sessions to address the many needs of our growers during high-stress times.”
Topics will include understanding forage growth to improve management, extending grazing seasons with proven practices, comparing popular grazing strategies for effectiveness under different conditions and matching livestock herd management to available forages.
Breakout sessions in the afternoon will cover forage irrigation strategies, water systems for livestock, simple and effective grazing-system designs, improved fencing practices, forages for small ruminants and forages for wildlife.
Advance registration is encouraged, but registration can be paid at the door and is $45 per person or $50 per couple. It includes lunch, conference materials and membership in the Arkansas council and the American Forage and Grassland Council.
For more information, call Amoree McGowan at 501-671-2171 or contact any state-council board member.