Indiana Grazing Faculties return | Beef Journal

From the Indiana Forage Council and Purdue Extension, the Indiana Grazing Faculty program returns this June. Livestock producers could have the chance to achieve hands-on coaching in implementing improved grazing methods.

This system can be hosted by the U.S. Division of Agriculture Pure Sources Conservation Service and the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Analysis and Training program.

Matters to be lined embrace soil fertility, water supply, fencing, grazing system choices, animal well being and plant identification. This system will provide two coaching classes. The registration payment is $75 and covers the price of administration info and a meal and refreshments on this system’s second day. Extra attendees from the identical operation can attend for a decreased $50 payment. Dates and places for the Indiana Grazing Faculty classes are as follows:

  • June 9-10, Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Middle, 11371 East Purdue Farm Street, Dubois, IN 47527
  • June 16-17, Randolph County Extension Workplace, 1885 S. U.S. Freeway 27, Winchester, IN 47394

The packages will run from 1-6 p.m. on Friday and eight a.m. to five p.m. on Saturday. Attendees will hear from featured audio system and hosts Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist; Jason Tower, Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Middle superintendent; Bethany Funnell, DVM, Purdue medical affiliate professor of veterinary reproductive drugs and surgical procedure; and Grant Burcham, DVM, veterinary diagnostician.

“The Indiana Grazing Faculties are a chance to community with instructors and different producers,” Johnson says. “A lot of the coaching can be held within the pasture, which lends itself to a terrific atmosphere for studying abilities and gaining concepts for higher use of a pasture as a feed useful resource for livestock.”

Tower provides, “The grazing faculties carry collectively a terrific group of presenters to share very relevant info that producers can take again to their operations and implement instantly.”

Trainings will include discipline excursions and pasture walks. There additionally can be small-group discussions with featured specialists and different faculty individuals.

“We’re extraordinarily excited to host this occasion and make this academic alternative accessible to all invited,” says Amy Alka, Randolph County Purdue Extension educator, agricultural and pure sources.

Additional occasion particulars and the registration kind will be discovered on the Indiana Forage Council website.