Get More Production From Pasture This Year

Get More Production From Pasture This Year

Pitty the poor pasture, often Iowa's most unappreciated piece of farm real estate. Cattle producers can learn the latest pasture management recommendations and ideas by attending ISU Extension's 2011 Pasture Management Update on Jan. 27.

Cow and calf producers interested in learning the latest pasture management recommendations have the opportunity to attend the 2011 Pasture Management Update on Jan. 27 in southern Iowa. 

The seminar will take place at St. Patrick's Parish Center in Corning, in southwest Iowa, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Speakers from Iowa State University and ISU Extension, the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State and Dow AgroSciences will share their expertise on subjects ranging from weed management and hay quality to pasture lease agreements and the Iowa fence law.

"Producers attending the seminar will gain some information that will assist them to improve the management of their pasture and grazing animals, which will result in giving the producers the opportunity to be more profitable," says Brian Peterson, chair of the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee.

With a goal to provide an interactive event, speakers will provide information to the audience in a format that gives ample opportunity for questions from the producers during the presentations, he says.

The Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee, the Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa State University Extension sponsor the event. Registration fee is $5, payable at the door.  For more information, contact Melissa Maynes or Chris Nelson at 641-322-3184, or Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270. 

Schedule: 2011 Pasture Management Update

9:30-10 a.m. –  Registration

10 a.m. –  Weed and Brush Management Recommendations  Wayne Pew, Dow AgroSciences

10:45 a.m. –  Iowa Fence Law Review 
Erin Herbold, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University
11:30 a.m. –  Review of 2010 Hay Quality, Cow Feeding  Recommendations 
Joe Sellers, ISU Extension Beef Program Specialist

12 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – Pasture Lease Agreements: Who Owns Rights to Cornstalks in Crop Rental Agreements?
Erin Herbold, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

1:30 p.m. - Cost Effective Grazing Management Improvements:  How Do You Afford High Priced Grazing Lands?

Joe Sellers, ISU Extension

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