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Grassroots grazing program set

By Staff | Feb 17, 2016

AMES – The Iowa State University Extension grassroots grazing program, designed for young and beginning graziers, is being expanded, said Extension beef program specialist Joe Sellers.

“This grazing management series is designed for anyone interested in basic grazing management,” Sellers said.

Grassroots Grazing is a three-part series that runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, on the ISU campus.

All participants will receive a resource manual for use throughout the course and at their farms.

The first session includes discussion on controlling feed costs, goal-setting for individual grazing systems, and comparing various grazing programs.

The second and third sessions will include pasture walks and additional meetings on dates determined by the participants.

There is no fee to attend, but Sellers urged preregistration by Feb. 19 to plan for the meal and ensure adequate materials for all.

For more information contact Sellers at (641) 203-1270, or Erika Lundy at (515) 294-9881.

The series is provided by ISU Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service. ISU Extension beef program specialists will lead sessions with assistance from other producers and volunteers.

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