Regional Grazing School June 18-20 in Squires
This year’s Regional Grazing School, for livestock producers interested in improving their grass resources for grazing animals, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, June 18-20, at the Douglas County Sale Barn on Highway 5 in Squires.
The registration fee of $175 for a single person and $75 for additional people from the same farm/family needs to be paid by June 11. Participants will receive a comprehensive reference notebook, lunch for three days and refreshments. For mroe information, call the Douglas County Extension Office at 417-683-4409 or stop by the office in the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 SE Second Ave. in Ava.
Enrollment is limited, so prompt registration is suggested.
The grazing school is intended to help farmers better utilize their forage and improve their livestock operations through better grazing management. Classroom sessions and farm tours will be used to demonstrate the principles and variations of designing a grazing system. This is an approved grazing school for cost-share programs offered by the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
Presenters and their topics include: Sarah Kenyon, soils; Mark Kennedy, management intensive grazing; Randy Wiedmeier, livestock interaction; April Wilson, resource inventory; Christian Byrd, wildlife and grazing; Jim Spencer, economics; Jamie Kurtz, fencing; and Mark Green, electric fence demonstration.
This program is sponsored and presented by University of Missouri Extension of Douglas and Ozark counties, USDA-NRCS and Douglas and Ozark County Soil and Water Districts.
For more information call the Douglas County Extension office at 683-4409.