Final 2011 Greenhorn Grazing Session Looks at Stockpiled Grazing

CHARITON, Iowa -- Stockpiled grazing is a primary topic of the final 2011 Greenhorn Grazing event in southwest Iowa. Organizer Joe Sellers said that while the final session builds upon those held earlier in the year, the Nov. 15 program also will interest new participants.

“The session starts at 10 a.m. at the Jim and Ann Werner farm near Diagonal,” Sellers said. “The $15 per person fee is payable that day.”

Sellers, an Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef specialist, said this final session will cover evaluating cow body condition, stockpiled grazing, cornstalk grazing and winter feeding strategies. A pasture walk of stockpiled pastures on the Werner farm will be a large portion of the agenda. A lunch prepared by the Ringgold County Cattlemen’s Association is included in the fee.

The Greenhorn Grazing series is sponsored by ISU Extension, Iowa Beef Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee.

For more information about the southwest Iowa Greenhorn Grazing program, contact Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or by email at, or NRCS Grasslands Specialist Rick Sprague by phone at 712-542-8765 or by email at

Directions to the Werner farm 1563 210th Ave.:

From Hwy 34
South at Afton on Hwy 169 – 15.3 miles
Right (west) on CR-J23 – 2 miles
Left on 210th --- 1.6 miles
West side of the road

From Hwy 2
North in Mt. Ayr on Hwy 169 -- 5 Miles
Left (west) on 170th St. -- 2 Miles
Right (North) on 210th Ave. – 1.4 Miles
West side of the road