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Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952
The University of Kentucky will be offering a grazing program in Morgan County this summer. This program is designed to introduce producers to managed grazing systems. The first session for the eastern region of the state will be held on June 21, 2014 at the Morgan County Extension Research Farm, 1009 Hwy 172 West Liberty, KY 41471.
During the morning, there will be presentations on the following topics: Rotational grazing and why you should consider it, how much clover do you have in your field, weed Identification, determining stocking rates, and how to soil test and interpret the results. UK specialists will be in attendance for the presentations and to answer questions.
Lunch will be provided and the afternoon session will allow participants to continue to visualize different components of a grazing system, and how to implement managed grazing. The afternoon session will include hands-on demonstrations on portable water systems and temporary fence. Participants will work in groups actually setting up a portable watering system and small paddocks using temporary fencing materials.
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT and the program will start once everyone is registered, the day will adjourn at 3:00p.m. There is no cost for the program. Please contact Sarah Fannin (606) 743-3292, Daniel Wilson (606) 668-3712, or Cody Smith (859) 257-7512 for further details, and to register.