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


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

2017 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

2017 Kentucky Grazing School


Grazing School

On the 27th and 28th of September, UK Agriculture Extension will be hosting their Fall Grazing School at the Woodford County Extension office in Versailles, KY. If you would like to attend the school please contact Zach Workman, Master Grazer Coordinator at (859) 257-7512 or zewo222@uky.edu. Registration is limited to the first 45 individuals, so if this is something you would like to be a part of Pre-register as soon as possible. The registration fee will be $50.00. This fee includes all materials, manuals, snacks, and lunch for both days of the program.


The fall grazing school will focus on rotational grazing and demonstrate the growth of warm season as well as cool season annual crops that make good forage for cattle and small ruminants. Participants have ranged from lifetime farmers all the way to those just starting out. In the past the majority of participants have reported back saying they have implemented practices learned from the program. Even those who did not said that they took something away from the school that was beneficial towards their production systems. Our goal is to educate farmers in order to make the most efficient use of their farm and to encourage beneficial grazing practices.

2017 Grazing School Flyer


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