Welcome to the Master Grazer Educational Program

-an educational program to improve grazing practices in beef, dairy, goat and sheep herds


Grazing News Articles

Articles on forages, animals, and grazing systems

Additional Resources


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Master Grazer Educational Program reports to KY Ag Development Fund Board:

2016 Third Quarter Report
2016 Second Quarter Report
2016 First Quarter Report
2015-2016 Bi-Annual Report
2013-2014 Bi-annual Report
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments




Zach Workman

Master Grazer Coordinator
821B W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512
E-mail: zewo222@uky.edu

Faculty Coordinators:

Dr. Ray Smith

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952  
Email: raysmith1@uky.edu

Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-7542
Fax: (859) 257-7537  
Email: damaral@uky.edu

Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853
Fax: (859) 257-3412  
Email: jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu


The Kentucky Grazing School


The Kentucky Grazing School will be held on April 25-26, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. An additional grazing school will be held September 27-28, 2017 at the Woodford County Extension office. These two-day programs include hands-on exercises, illustrating building temporary paddocks, watering systems, and how to accessing pasture production. Classroom discussions will cover topics including forages, animal management, and grazing systems. Emphasis will be on grazing management for ruminant species.



Enrollment is limited, so apply early. Past participants ranged from new to experienced grazers and all have gained new information and skills to implement on their operations. Past participants have indicated that attending motivated them to make changes to their grazing systems to improve their operations.



Pre-register for the grazing school as enrollment is limited to the first 45 who register. The $50.00 registration fee includes all materials, grazing manuals, and lunch both days. This program is partially funded through the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy. To register, contact the Master Grazer Coordinator, at (859) 257-7512 or jacob.brandenburg@uky.edu