A two-day grazing school in Monroe County, Mo., will give attendees an overview of the benefits of management-intensive grazing.

The workshop, May 3-4 in Madison, Mo., will provide in-depth discussions and field exercises on livestock and agronomic topics.

The school includes a tour of Pemberton Grazing Acres, where three generations of the Pemberton family background and breed heifers. John Turner, a Monroe County farmer and retired grassland conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will give a pasture fencing demonstration.

Robert Conley, Darren Hoffman and Braden Schmitz of NRCS will give presentations on grazing calculations, layout and design of management-intensive grazing systems, and watering systems.

University of Missouri (MU) Extension agronomy specialist Wyatt Miller covers basic forage growth and management. He also covers soil fertility and nutrient cycling in a second session. Livestock specialist Daniel Mallory gives updates on nutrition. Business specialist Karisha Devlin discusses beef economics.

Register by April 19 by contacting Lena Sharp at lena.sharp@swcd.mo.gov or 660-327-4117, ext. 3. Fees cover lunch, grazing manuals specific to the Midwest and a grazing stick.

MU Extension and NRCS sponsor the event.

Source: University of Missouri Extension