March 2, 2020

Never-Fail Rules for Grazing

Shortly after I joined the NRCS about twelve years ago, a retired NRCS Grazing Specialist by the name of Steve Hibinger was assigned to me to “show me the ropes.” One of the things he taught me about grazing in Ohio thas stuck with me all this time. If I could teach it to every […]

October 31, 2019

Western Kentucky Grazing Conference

Kicking the Hay Habit: Optimizing Profitability Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jim Gerrish Agenda for October 31 7:30       Registration Opens (Sponsors and Silent Auction) 8:15      Welcome 8:30      Kicking the Hay Habit – Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services, LLC 9:30      Livestock Genetics for Extended Grazing Systems – Gordon Jones, Red Hill Farms 10:00       Break, Silent Auction […]

July 31, 2019

Foraging for alternatives-Taking a fresh look at Soybeans and Sorghum

This field event is intended to provide a comparison of forage crops and to examine the soil they are growing in-USDA NRCS Soil Scientists will offer soil information relevant to the site and Cornell field crop team members will address the key points of forage crops-from planter set up to harvest issues.

June 21, 2019

11th Annual South Poll Grass Cattle Field Day and Cattle Auction

Join us on June 21-22, 2019 at Mountain Glen Farm to learn about the South Poll Grass Cattle breed,  get inspired by world renown Joel Salatin and his farming aficionado son Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farm, take a pasture walk with grazing guru Greg Judy, feast upon locally raised 100% grass-fed beef cooked to perfection […]

November 26, 2018

Iowa Forage & Grassland Council Winter Conference

The Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council will return their annual meeting and conference to Des Moines. On November 26-27, 2018 featured speakers including renowned grazing consultant Jim Gerrish, and Byron Shelton, Senior Program Director of the Savory Institute will present to the IFGC membership and industry at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn . The […]

November 26, 2018

Iowa Forage & Grassland Council Winter Conference

The Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council will return their annual meeting and conference to Des Moines. On November 26-27, 2018 featured speakers including renowned grazing consultant Jim Gerrish, and Byron Shelton, Senior Program Director of the Savory Institute will present to the IFGC membership and industry at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn . The […]

September 17, 2018

11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium

The 2018 event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center on the shores of Lake Erie.

May 15, 2018

Silvopasturing when Planning for Profit with Livestock

Speaker and farm owner, Joe Orefice, a Cornell Natural Resource Specialist, will be presenting field management techniques as he demonstrates how to evaluate a forested area for timber and as a feed source for livestock.  Participants will be walking with Joe as he identifies plants and trees, and shows how a working silvopasture plan can bring […]

November 28, 2017

Alabama Forage Conference

Please join us at the biennial Alabama Forage Conference in Eufaula, AL November 28 and 29, 2017. The two day event will include a preconference tour of the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, AL and a full day of workshops at Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula, AL. The theme for 2017 is ‘Regenerative […]

June 3, 2013

Adding Summer Annuals to Your Pastures

When cool season perennials take a vacation during July and August, dropping off in quality and yields, summer annuals might pick up the slack for you. Here’s a quick look at some of your options in case you want to get planting right now. We’ll follow up with more in-depth information in future issues.

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