ADEL, Iowa — Area producers and others interested in learning more about pasture management, forage production and cattle grazing are invited to a special opportunity early next month. Chris Clark, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is cooperating with Des Moines Area Community College to hold a pasture walk at the DMACC Dallas County farm on Nov. 8.
Clark said representatives from both organizations will be available to provide a variety of information.
“DMACC farm managers and agriculture instructors will provide an overview of the farm operation and their pasture management program,” he said. “ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will talk about pasture evaluation and planning for successful pasture improvements, using plans for improvements at the DMACC Dallas County farm as examples for others to build upon.”
Clark said he is excited for the opportunity to cooperate with DMACC and provide this educational program.
“From pasture evaluation to soil fertility and weed control, I think there is potential for some really good discussion at this site,” he said. “It can be quite valuable to get out in the field and look at some real-world scenarios.”
The program begins at 3:30 p.m. and will likely run through 5:30 p.m. at the farm, located approximately three miles north of Adel at 25747 N Ave. (U.S. Highway 169), Adel. This event is free and open to the public, with no preregistration necessary.
— Chris Clark and Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach