A Sept. 14-15 Purdue Extension conference in southern Indiana will help livestock producers integrate management-intensive grazing programs in their operations.
Grazing 102 will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. It will be at the Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center, 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, Dubois.
Management-intensive grazing is a system of dividing large pastures into smaller sections and rotating animals frequently. It can lead to higher forage production and use per acre, control weeds and allow parts of the pasture time to fully regrow. More information about this type of system is available in Purdue Extension’s free publication, Management-Intensive Grazing in Indiana at http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/ay-328.pdf
“This program will teach some of the fundamentally important concepts to make a management-intensive grazing program work in a livestock operation,” said Margie Zoglmann, Purdue Extension Perry County agriculture and natural resources educator.
Purdue Extension experts will cover topics such as forage types, soil fertility, rotational grazing, animal nutrition, pasture rent and pasture management.
Program registration is $65 per person and includes lunch and refreshments both days, reference materials, speaker notes and management tools. Additional attendees from the same operation can attend for $30 but will not receive reference materials at the discounted rate. The deadline to register is Sept. 7.
More information about the workshop and registration is available at http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Documents/Grazing%20102%20flyer.pdf or by contacting Zoglmann at 812-547-7084, firstname.lastname@example.org