MADISON, Mo. — A two-day grazing school in Monroe County will give attendees an overview of the benefits of management-intensive grazing.
The workshop, May 3-4 in Madison, Mo., will provide in-depth discussions and field exercises on livestock and agronomic topics.
The school includes a tour of Pemberton Grazing Acres, where three generations of the Pemberton family background and breed heifers. John Turner, a Monroe County farmer and retired grassland conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will give a pasture fencing demonstration.
Robert Conley, Darren Hoffman and Braden Schmitz of NRCS will give presentations on grazing calculations, layout and design of management-intensive grazing systems, and watering systems.
MU Extension agronomy specialist Wyatt Miller covers basic forage growth and management. He also covers soil fertility and nutrient cycling in a second session. Livestock specialist Daniel Mallory gives updates on nutrition. Business specialist Karisha Devlin discusses beef economics.
Register by April 19 by contacting Lena Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org(opens in new window) or 660-327-4117, ext. 3. Fees cover lunch, grazing manuals specific to the Midwest and a grazing stick.
MU Extension and NRCS sponsor the event.
— Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension
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