Pasture walks and field tours cap Purdue grazing workshop

May 4, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center in Dubois will host the "Grazing 102" workshop June 9 and 10.

Livestock producers will learn the essential concepts of managing a successful grazing operation. Topics on the first day are plant growth and development, fencing systems, soil fertility, forage identification and use, watering systems, forage economics, extending the grazing season and determining forage needs.

Extension livestock and forage specialists will lead pasture walks and field tours on the second day.

The workshop runs 1-6 p.m. June 9 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 10. SIPAC is at 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road.

Registration is required by June 1.

Cost is $50 per person and $25 for each additional registration from the same farm. The fee includes reference materials, speakers' notes and management tools. Lunch is provided on the second day.

For more information, contact Jason Tower, SIPAC superintendent, at 812-678-4427, or towerj@purdue.edu. A flier for the workshop is posted at www.purdueforage.info.

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, dpack@purdue.edu 

Sources: Jason Tower, 812-678-4427, towerj@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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