Grazing school set for October



October 2, 2018 - 10:46 AM

A grazing school focusing on ways livestock producers can better utilize their grass and hay resources, in alignment with their farm or ranch goals, will be held on Oct. 27 at the Edna Community Senior Center located at 109 S. Labette St., in Edna. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and will feature extension specialists from the Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas State Extension Systems, as well as a pasture tour.
Topics to be discussed include:
• “Utilizing Your Resources to Meet Your Goals”
• “Grazing’s Effect on Plant Growth and Development”
• “Factors that Affect Animal Intake”
• “Matching Forage Management to Your Herd”
• “Economics of Different Grazing Systems”
• Tour of a pasture grazing system
This meeting is jointly sponsored by K – State Research and Extension – Southwind Extension District, Cherokee County Extension, and Wildcat District. Cost for the meeting will be $20 per person, which is payable at the door. To facilitate planning for the meal, please call the Southwind Extension District  – Fort Scott office at 620-223-3720 by October 19. For more information, contact Southwind Extension District Agent for Livestock Production and Forage Management, Christopher Petty at 620-223-3720 or by e-mail at [email protected].


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