Extension News

Grazing Conference Slated for Jan. 28 in Creston

12/19/2005

CRESTON, Iowa -- Southern Iowa’s beef producers are invited to attend a graziers’ conference at the Southwestern Community College campus in Creston on Saturday, Jan. 28.

 

The conference features a wide variety of presentations on topics including grazing basics, fescue management, feedlot regulations, alternative land uses, contract grazing, weed and brush control and government programs. 

 

“In addition to a great mixture of topics, we have excellent speakers to present on these issues,” says Joe Sellers, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension field specialist.  The speaker list includes Dr. Craig Roberts of the University of Missouri, Shawn Shouse, ISU Extension ag engineer, Jane Hansen of Dow Agri-Sciences, NRCS staff and Iowa beef producers. Two producer panels will discuss contract grazing and the use of CRP buffers.

 

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and exhibits, and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome by Lee Faris, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Stewardship regional winner.

 

Registration is $5 at the door, which includes a lunch provided by the Union County Cattlemen’s. The event is being sponsored by local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, ISU Extension, the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

 

For more information, visit the Calendar page at www.iowabeefcenter.org, contact Joe Sellers at sellers@iastate.edu or (641) 774-2016, or contact your local Extension or NRCS office.

 

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Contacts :

Joe Sellers, Field Specialist, (641) 774-2016, sellers@iastate.edu

Sonya Wallace, Iowa State University Extension, (641) 774-2016, sonya@iastate.edu

Rachel E. Martin, Iowa Beef Center, (515) 294-9124, remartin@iastate.edu