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ILF webinar focuses on forage crops, grazing

By Staff | Feb 13, 2015

AMES – The Iowa Learning Farms is set to host a webinar focusing on forage, crops, and grazing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, featuring Joe Sellers, a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension.

Sellers will present the feeding value of various annual forage crops, and the pros and cons of grazing these crops compared with harvesting them as silage or hay

He will also discuss issues with establishing and utilizing cover crops after Iowa grain crops, as well as other applications for forage crops including pasture renovation and using annuals to fill forage supply gaps.

Sellers has been with ISU Extension since 1987 and has worked primarily with beef, sheep and forage clients throughout his career.

He has extensive background in beef and sheep management systems and works with producers as they decide feed rations, bull selection, grazing management and marketing.

He has been a partner in the family farming operation in Lucas County since 1976

The ILF webinars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.

They are free and all that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.

To participate, go to connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/ at 1 p.m. on the afternoon of the webinar and log in through the guest option.

Webinar participants will be able to converse with Sellers by typing their questions through the chat function.

The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for viewing any time. All past 45 webinars on a wide range of topics are archived on the ILF website www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/ and are also available in podcast through i Tunes.

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