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Advanced Grazing School to reinforce seasonal grazing options



PHOTO: Steve Patton, UK Agricultural Communications
Lexington, Ky.

Fall and winter are quickly approaching. Producers who want to receive research-based information and tips to extend the grazing season for their ruminant animals can attend the Advanced Kentucky Grazing School Sept. 11 at the University of Kentucky Eden Shale Farm in Owenton.

The one-day event, hosted by specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, targets producers who have participated in at least one other UK grazing program.

During the program, participants will receive in-depth information and important grazing concept reminders from UK forage and animal specialists and agriculture and natural resources agents with the UK Cooperative Extension Service. The school begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Topics include seedhead suppression, fall grazing, creep grazing alfalfa, and managed intensive grazing. The program will also include demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Participants must preregister by Sept. 1. The registration fee is $15. For a complete agenda, farm directions, lodging options and registration forms, visit the UK Master Grazer website at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/grazer/or contact Cody Smith, UK Master Grazer coordinator, at 859-257-7512 or cody.smith@uky.edu. Mail registration forms and a check payable to the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council to Cody Smith, 804 W.P. Garrigus Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0215.

Grazing school sponsors include the Master Grazer Educational Program, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council.

Contact: 

Cody Smith, 859-257-7512

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