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Welcome to the Master Grazer Educational Program

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


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




Austin Sexten

Master Grazer Coordinator
804 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512

Faculty Coordinators:

Dr. Ray Smith

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952  

Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-7542
Fax: (859) 257-7537  

Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853
Fax: (859) 257-3412  

2015 Kentucky Advanced Grazing School

August 17, 2015
Spindletop Farm
3251 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511


Grazing School

The University of Kentucky will be having a one-day advanced grazing school at the UK Spindletop farm in Lexington, KY on August 17, 2015. This year’s focus will be on warm-season annual forages. UK will be teaming up with the Kentucky Cattleman’s Association and Kentucky Beef Network to host this event. The address for the Spindletop farm is 3251 Iron Works Pike Lexington, KY, 40511

The advanced grazing school is designed to provide participants in-field learning opportunities and see forage management and grazing systems first hand. Topics that will be included will include renovating and establishment of pastures with demonstrations on calibrating equipment, summer grazing options led by invited speakers from the Southeast,and fall grazing options.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the Grazing program will be over at 3:15 p.m. There is a registration fee for this program of $20.00 and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration deadline is August 1st. For more information or to register please contact Master Grazer Coordinator Cody Smith at (859) 257-7512 or

Draft Agenda for Advanced Grazing School


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