Meadowlark Extension District: Free workshops offered

The Meadowlark Extension District is hosting or co-hosting the following learning opportunities in the coming weeks.

Reproduction Revisited

Reproduction is the most important factor on a modern dairy farm. Getting dairy cattle rebred in a timely fashion is critical for dairy farm profitability. The Meadowlark Extension District will be hosting two sessions, “Reproduction Revisited,” featuring Dr. Luis Mendonca DVM, KSU Dairy Veterinarian.

These sessions will be offered on June 25, at the Nemaha County Community Building, 1500 Community Drive, Seneca. These interactive discussions will be held at 1 p.m. in Spanish and repeated at 2:30 p.m. in English. Individual reproduction records can by analyzed, by request when you RSVP.

Please RSVP by June 22 at the Extension office 785-336-2184 or email jholthau@ksu.edu. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Grazing Mini-Series Offered

The Meadowlark Extension District in Cooperation with the Jackson County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service is sponsoring a three-part mini-grazing school. The events are hosted by the Charles and Paul Kennedy Farms, located southwest of Holton.

The second session will be Tuesday, June 26. The focus will be on unwanted weeds and brush. Mixie Vance, the Jackson County Noxious Weed Director and 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 the 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. The third session will be held in late August.

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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