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Three-Day Regenerative Grazing Workshop

August 25 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 4:30 pm

$700

Three day grazing workshop with Jim Gerrish of American Grazinglands Services LLC

Hosted by Cornerstone Grazing.

Day 1
08:00 Welcome & Introductions
Derek welcomes group & describe your objectives for school. Each student introduces self.
08:30 MiG: What is it & what can it do for you
Basic objectives of grazing management. Emphasizing the critical importance of managing time & space.
10:00 BREAK
10:20 Go to the field to set up grazing exercise
Split class into 4-6 teams with 4-5 people/team. Each team gets a set of cattle, a defined pasture area, & a grazing assignment.
12:00 LUNCH
01:00 Understanding stocking rate, carrying capacity, & stock density
What’s right for your farm or ranch & how do you figure it out
03:00 BREAK
03:20 Grazing management based on ecosystem processes
Solar energy flow, water cycle, mineral cycles, biodiversity
05:00 ADJOURN
05:30 Social time followed by dinner at 6 PM
Day 2
08:00 Creating excellent pasture from the soil up
Soil health, species adaptation, nutrient management
10:00 BREAK
10:20 Grazing management in the field: 2nd assignment
Observation & review of grazing management principles
12:00 LUNCH
01:00 Grazing management for targeted animal performance
From maintenance to milk, how do we adjust management
03:00 BREAK
03:20 Grazing cell layout & design
Creating smaller increments of time. Fixed vs Flexible cells. Stock water & grazing distribution.
05:00 ADJOURN
05:30 Social time followed by dinner at 6 PM
Day 3
08:00 Dollars & Sense of grazing
What really determines profitability in pasture-based production
10:00 BREAK
10:20 Pasture walk through grazing assignments
What have we learned from these exercises
12:00 LUNCH
01:00 Extending the grazing season
What are your options & how to use them effectively
03:00 BREAK
03:20 How do I know this will pay?
Everybody needs to know how to do cost-benefit analysis
04:00 Q&A
04:30 ADJOURN

 

Details

Start:
August 25 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 27 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$700

Venue

Koch Ranch
2611 109th Trail
Ellsworth, NE 69340 United States
Phone:
3087625767
Website:
CornerstoneGrazing.com

Organizer

Cornerstone Grazing
Phone:
3087625767
Email:
CornerstoneGrazing@gmail.com
Website:
CornerstoneGrazing.com