Grazing series offered

For about seven years, we have conducted the Eastern Kansas Grazing school in the eastern half of Kansas. The two-day school is very popular for those wanting a more in depth grazing school or those contemplating managed intensive rotational grazing.  For some, being away for two days in September is impossible. In an effort to meet different needs, we are offering a mini-series for Graziers. Luke, Paul and Charles Kennedy have graciously agreed to host these sessions on their land in Jackson county. The first session was successful as we measured the grasses out there, discussed how a grass plant grows and began to discuss stocking rates, grazing days and the types of plants in the pasture.

The second session will be June 26. We will be focusing more on unwanted weeds and brush. Mixie Vance, the Jackson County Noxious Weed Director and Dr. Walt Fick, KSU Range Management Specialist, will be the featured presenters. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal that is sponsored by Jackson County Conservation District. Due to the meal count, we ask that you call in at 785-364-4125, or email jholthau@ksu.edu to make sure we have enough food.

The third session will feature water and fencing ideas, which may be extremely timely, if precipitation does not occur.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend any or all sessions.

Jody Holthaus42 Posts

Jody Holthaus is the Meadowlark Extension District agent in the area of livestock and natural resources.

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