Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

July 10, 2015 04:56 AM
Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

Adding warm-season grasses into a grazing system can help livestock producers better manage the summer months, when cold-season pastures typically take a hit. Producers can learn how these forages can enhance their operations by attending the Advanced Kentucky Grazing School Aug. 17 at the University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.

The one-day event is for producers who have attended at least one other UK grazing program. This year’s event is hosted by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Kentucky Beef Network and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council.

During the program, participants will receive in-depth information and important grazing concept reminders from forage and animal specialists at UK and from throughout the Southeast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. EDT.

The topics on the agenda are related to pasture renovation and establishment and summer and fall grazing options. The program will also include demonstrations and hands-on activities including calibrating no-till seeders and ATV sprayers.

Participants must preregister by Aug. 10. The registration fee is $20. For a complete agenda, farm directions, lodging options and registration forms, visit the UK Master Grazer website at or contact Robin Notton at 859-257-7508 or Mail registration forms and a check payable to the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council to Robin Notton, 900 W.P. Garrigus Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0215.

Grazing school sponsors include the Master Grazer Educational Program, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council.

Source: University of Kentucky Extension

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