STOCKTON, Mo. — The Cedar County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), University of Missouri Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working together to put on a regional grazing school in the Stockton area in early October. The school will begin at 6:30 p. m. on the evenings of October 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th. The final field day portion of the school will begin at 8:00 a. m. on October 14th.
Stockton Christian Church Activity Center at 713 West Highway 32 Stockton, Mo. is the location for the evening sessions. Raymond and Russell Neill’s Farm approximately 6 miles west of Fair Play on Highway 32 or 9 miles east of Stockton on Highway 32 is the location of the final field day portion of the school.
Presenter for the school will include local MU Extension regional agriculture specialists and NRCS employees. Education topics covered will include various aspects of a grazing system, including development, management and economics of grazing as well as various aspects of livestock management within a grazing system. Information learned from the school should help livestock producers cut cost in their operation through better livestock, grazing and pasture management.
In addition to the information gained from the school, people who attend all the sessions of the school will be able to participate in soil and water conservation districts planned grazing system cost-share program. Furthermore, by attending the school it gives a better chance to participate in the NRCS EQIP program, which provides incentives for implemented soil and water conservation practices.
To register for the regional grazing school contact the Cedar County SWCD and NRCS office at 417 – 276 – 3388 ext. 3. Cost of the school is $125.00 per person and $25.00 for additional participants not needing materials or certificate. Please register and pay by September 22nd to the Cedar County SWCD office (208 West St., Stockton, MO 65785) by mail or in person. No refunds for cancellation after September 22nd. For questions or more information on the school, contact one of the following people: Patrick Davis, Cedar County MU Extension Center (417) 276 – 3313 or Stephanie Auffert, Cedar County SWCD office, (417) 276 – 3388, ext. 3.
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