The Southeastern Wisconsin Grazing Network is hosting a Grazing Seminar at Randy's Restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 30. This informative event will focus on optimal forage production.
Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.
The agenda is as follows:
· 10-11 a.m. — Guidelines for Managing Soil Fertility in Wisconsin Pastures, Kevin Shelley, UW-Extension, this discussion of research-based guide lines will include: soil nutrient levels; soil nutrient removal from pastures; nutrient crediting for pasture deposited manure and manure nutrient allocation in pastures; and soil sampling requirements unique to pastures.
· 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Mob Grazing in the Upper Midwest, Mark Renz UW-Extension, will discuss: how grazers define mob grazing; the perceived benefits of this practice; and descriptions of the various types of operations that are conduction mob grazing. An update on the impacts of rotational grazing, mob grazing, and herbicide treatment of pasture forage productivity and utilization will also be presented.
· 1:30-2:30 p.m — Grazing Cover Crops, Jim Stute, UW-Extension, will discuss how cover cropping is becoming a popular management practice that enhances cropland soil health. For cattle producers, cover crops can also provide economical fall grazing.
· 2:30-3:30 p.m. — Choosing Grass Varieties, Dan Undersander, UW Extension, will discuss: how to choose grass v-arieties with the best seasonal distribution for forage growth; and new thoughts on pasture establishment basics.
The registration fee of $20 is due Friday, Jan. 24
Checks can be made payable to: UW-Extension, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121.
For more information visit www.tacrcd.com or contact Kirsten Jurcek, grazing education specialist, Town & Country RC&D at 920-342-9504 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Or Peg Reedy, UW-Extension Walworth County, 262-741-4961 or email@example.com.
This event is being sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin Grazing Network, UW Cooperative Extension, and Town & Country RC&D with funds from the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Program (GLCI) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.