The Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District and partnering agencies, MU Extension, University of Central Missouri and Johnson County Farm Bureau are working together to put on a Regional Grazing School for livestock owners and managers in Johnson County and the surrounding areas.
The school will be held starting at 8:30 a. m. on May 29 and last through 3 p. m. on May 30 in Warrensburg at the shooting range building located on the University of Central Missouri Prussing Farm.
The school will cover a variety of topics related to livestock and grassland management, including the following: Art and Science of Grazing Management, Soil Fertility and Forage Availability, Layout and Design of Grazing Systems, Grazier’s math, Livestock Nutrition and Forage Quality, Economics of Grazing Management and Evaluation of Farm Resources.
School activities will include presentations on these topics as well as farm visits to view existing managed grazing systems and to conduct field exercises. Lunch will be provided to participants both days. There is a registration fee of $65 per individual or $85 per couple to cover the cost of material provided to the participants and part of the meals. For directions and more information about the school please contact James Watterson, Natural Resource Conservation Service at 660-747-8400, extension 3 (e-mail: jame...@mo.usda.gov) or Patrick Davis, MU Extension at 660-747-3193 (e-mail: davi...@missouri.edu).
For more information, contact specialist’s name, number, e-mail or visit your local Extension Center or extension.missouri.edu.