UK to host grazing field day in Monroe County



PHOTO: Matt Barton, UK Agricultural Communications specialist
Lexington, Ky.

A well-managed grazing program can benefit producers, livestock and the environment. Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will discuss good grazing management practices during the West Region Grazing Field Day Saturday, May 10 in Monroe County.

During the field day, UK Master Grazer Program leaders and grazing industry experts will present information on managed grazing topics including the benefits of rotational grazing, temporary fence construction, portable water systems construction, grazing plan design, grass and legume management, energizers, and cost-share programs available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The field day will begin with registration at 8 a.m. CDT at the Monroe County Extension office. Morning sessions will be at the office. Afternoon sessions will include on-farm demonstrations on local producer Jimmie Thompson’s farm.

The cost to attend is $25, and lunch will be provided. Those interested in attending the event should contact either Ken Johnson at 270-487-5504 or Kenneth.johnson@uky.edu or Steve Osborne at 270-237-5716 or sosborne@uky.edu to reserve a lunch. Johnson and Osborne are agriculture and natural resources extension agents in Monroe and Allen counties, respectively.

More information is available on the UK Master Grazer website at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/grazer/.

Contact: 

Cody Smith, 859-257-7512

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