Extension News

Extension Brings Pasture Walk to Pleasantville in August

7/15/2009

AMES, Iowa -- The Thill Farm in Pleasantville, Iowa, will be the site for an upcoming pasture walk sponsored by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension.

The Aug. 4 event will start at 6 p.m. and feature speakers from Iowa State University Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Services, and Cargill Nutrition, including beef producer Bryan Hill, who is also a beef specialist for Cargill.

Along with a tour of the pastures at the farm – which will include discussion on fencing alternatives, watering, forage species, and managing grass height – there will also be a dinner provided by the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association.

For more information on attending the event, contact Joe Sellers, Iowa State Extension beef specialist at sellers@iastate.edu or 641-203-1270.

Sponsors for the event include Iowa State University Extension in Marion County, the Iowa Beef Center, the Iowa Forage and Grassland Council, Marion County Cattlemen’s Association, and Cargill Beef Nutrition.

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The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It serves as the university’s extension program to cattle producers and is comprised of faculty and staff from ISU Extension and the colleges of agriculture and life sciences and veterinary medicine. Together, the Iowa Beef Center’s members work to develop and deliver the latest in research based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Contacts :

Harris Sellers, field specialist, (641) 774-2016, sellers@iastate.edu

Taylor Gerling Shore, Iowa Beef Center, (515) 294-9124, tgerling@iastate.edu

Willy Klein, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0662, wklein@iastate.edu