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Grazing Management for Water Quality Is Focus of Oct. 16 Webcast

10/9/2009

AMES, Iowa – Grazing management for water quality will be addressed in the upcoming Iowa State University webcast, “Grazing Management for Water Quality Protection.” Professors from three ISU departments will be coming together to present the information.
 
The Oct. 16  webcast will start at 1:30 p.m. Central time. Participants can download the speakers’ PowerPoint presentations and connect to a virtual meeting room. This will allow them to listen to the presentations and participate in further discussion.

The ISU speakers will cover a variety of grazing management topics, focusing on maximizing production and adequately managing environmental risks to the pasture. Presenters will also discuss waterborne pathogens and ways to prevent their movement to water bodies. An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.

Iowa State professors who will be presenting include James Russell, Department of Animal Science; Steve Ensley, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; and Tom Isenhart, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Additional information about the webcast speakers is available at http://pubwiki.extension.org/mediawiki/files/8/8b/09oct_flyer.pdf .

To participate in the grazing management webcast, go to www.extension.org/pages/Live_Webcast_Information  to connect to the virtual meeting room and download the speaker’s PowerPoint presentations. First-time viewers should also follow the steps at www.extension.org/pages/How_Do_I_Participate_in_a_Webcast%3F . The presentations will be available for download the morning of the webcast and the virtual meeting room will open up approximately 15 minutes before the webcast begins.

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Contacts :

James Russell, Extension beef specialist, (515) 294-4631, jrussell@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