Pasture Management Field Day Planned near Lehigh


June 18, 2024, 7:55 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Russ Euken

LEHIGH, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a pasture management field day on Wednesday, July 10. This pasture site is 200 acres of open mixed-species pasture and forested grazing lands that offer many discussion points for pasture management.

Pasture field day.“This field day will cover the basics of pasture management,” said Russ Euken, beef specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “After three years of extended drought and short pastures for grazing, we will cover grazing management with surplus forage, establishing new pastures, renovating existing pastures and fertility options to help maintain pastures.”

In addition, this field day will allow for on-site weed identification and control options. “We will have NRCS staff present to discuss available programs,” said Linda Cline, extension coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach in Webster County. “These programs can assist producers with forage seedings, interseeding, brush management, stream crossings, shelterbelts, livestock watering systems, prescribed grazing and fencing.”

Topics and presentations

  • Grazing management strategies: Russ Euken, extension beef specialist
  • Fertility and weed management: Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist
  • USDA programs for pastures: Kelly Oliver, USDA-NRCS district conservationist

The farm is located at 2998 Park Ave., Lehigh. Grilled burgers will be provided by the Webster County Cattlemen at 6 p.m. The pasture program will start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m.

Attendees are asked to register for the program so adequate food can be provided and also to bring their own lawn chairs. Consider wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. RSVP to the ISU Extension and Outreach Webster County Office at 515-576-2119 or to Linda Cline at lcline@iastate.edu

Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.

Shareable photo: Pasture field walk in progress.

 

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