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Lost Rivers Grazing Academy

August 17, 2021 - August 20, 2021

The Lost Rivers Grazing Academy is a 4-day hands-on workshop for livestock operators and their advisers and consults that want to harvest and sell more of the sun’s energy through grazing, improve soil health, reduce erosion, and reduce costs, primarily on irrigated pastures.

The Academy was first held in 1994 in the Lost River Valley, and has been held at least once annually for the last 14 years.  The program has won state and national awards for Extension programs and is has been recognized internationally.  It has been attended by agency personnel and livestock operators from all over the western US, as well as from eastern US, Canada, Mexico and South America.

The program will be provided by current and emeritus members of the University of Idaho Extension, as well as our featured speaker, Jim Gerrish.  Jim, formerly with the Forage Systems Research Center of the University of Missouri is know the world over for his expertise in the management of temperate climate and irrigated pastures.  He has extensive experience as a pasture researcher, grazier, and international grazing consultant.

In 2019, we will also feature Jerry Elzinga, grazing manager at Eagle Valley Ranch, as well as Robert and Morgan Piquet of Driggs, Idaho who will discuss there experience with MiG in the Teton Valley, where Robert has extended his grazing season into December in spite of the high elevation and deep snow of the Teton Valley.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants who will attend classes, manage a small herd of cattle, and solve a variety of field problems in teams of 4-5.  Continental breakfast and snacks are available daily, as well as a catered lunch and supper, with entertaining after-supper activities to reinforce principles taught during the day.

University of Idaho graduate level or professional development credit available for an additional fee.


Eagle Valley Ranch
Bohannan Creek roade
Salom, 83467 United States
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