Grassroots grazing workshops are offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help build grazing skills for livestock producers. The first series of classes, which will focus on soil health and plant identification, will be offered in several counties across northeast Iowa on June 27, 28 and 29.
Joe Sellers, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss which practices make grazing more effective and how management-intensive grazing can work on Iowa farms.
Just two sessions remain in this year’s Greenhorn Grazing series in southern Iowa, and people who want to attend are encouraged to register soon for accurate meal count.
A three-day late summer bus tour -- the Cow Caravan -- features some of Iowa’s successful grazing and confinement cow operations. The Aug. 29-31 tour is a component of the Iowa Beef Center’s Cow Systems Project, created to evaluate management practices among operations ranging from extensive grazing systems to year-round confinement.
The 2017 field day of the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm will provide updates on grazing and cover crops, including a pasture tour spotlighting weed control techniques and planning for stockpiled grazing. The Aug. 2 event also will provide the latest in selected beef cattle research projects and specific results on the farm cattle.
ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a short course designed for graziers interested in a more controlled and management intensive grazing system.
Grazing management and managing tall fescue are the topics to be covered during southern Iowa beef management workshops May 30, 31 and June 1.
Southeast Iowa producers who want to conserve natural resources while being able to optimize their forage and livestock production are invited to attend the 2017 Greenhorn Grazing series in Mount Pleasant this summer.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists Patrick Gunn and Joe Sellers have created a new fact sheet, "Pasture and Grazing Arrangements for Beef Cattle," for those who use pasture and grazing rentals in their operations.
ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a pasture management session, "Spring Grazing – Opportunities and Management Needs," Feb. 27, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Corning Public Library.