Producers Invited to Grazing 102 Course by Purdue Extension

From Local Sources 

DUBOIS -- Producers can get first-hand tips from experts on how to incorporate management-intensive grazing techniques during a two-day seminar hosted by Purdue Extension. Grazing 102, which will take place June 21-22, will cover numerous topics on best management practices, including plant growth and development, soil fertility, forage identification, rotational grazing, fencing, and watering systems.

Grazing 102, a course which is designed to help producers successfully run their own operations, will be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag. Center, 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, located near Dubois, Ind. The program is 1:00-6:00 p.m. (EDT) June 21, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) June 22. The fee is $60, which covers materials, management tools, and refreshments.

The event will also include pasture walks and field tours to provide hands-on opportunities, identify forage and weed species, and demonstrate rotational grazing.

The seminar provides an invaluable opportunity to have direct contact with expert speakers and peers. Focus is on small group discussions with extensive interactions with seminar experts and guests.

Registration forms are due by June 15, and are available on-line at: .  The event will be held rain or shine. Additional individuals from the same operation are permitted at a cost of $30, but materials and management tools will not be included.

Make checks payable to the Purdue CES Education Fund, c/o Purdue Extension - Dubois County, 1482 Executive Blvd., Jasper, Ind. 47546. The event will be held rain or shine.