February 11th, 2019
9:00am - 3:15pm
Jennifer Evans, Extension Columbia County
9:00 – Economics of Grazing
Aaron Pape – Are your pastures helping to keep your pockets green? What does it take financially to start and maintain a productive pasture?
9:30 – Seeding and Stocking Rates
Twyla Kite – Demonstrates on how to use standard Seeding Calculators to calculate specific seed mixtures for your farm, and Stocking Rate Calculator to help you determine grazing acres needed based on your stocking rate, forage yield and livestock move times.
10:00 – Grazing Cover Crops
Darren Yanke – learn about the pitfalls and opportunities of grazing cover crops from someone who has the experience.
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Enhanced Pasture Renovation
Roman Miller – Just like your crops your pastures need maintenance and repair too. Roman will talk about keeping your pasture up to speed
11:15 – Grazing Nutrition – Transitioning into Spring Pasture
Dr. Greg Brickner, DVM – Discussion on how to transition sheep, beef & dairy cattle onto spring pasture. Greg will explain how to balance their protein & energy needs while maintaining healthy rumen fermentation.
11:45 – UW CIAS Grazing Specialist
Jacob Grace – Learn about the work at the Center for Integrated Agriculture and who they can help you with your grazing systems
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – DNR Grazing Program and Opportunities
Mary C. Anderson – Current Status of DNR Grazing Program, DNR Grazing Management Objectives, and how agency personnel and farmers can connect with DNR staff to work cooperatively to restore, improve and maintain DNR owned and managed grasslands.
1:30 – Farmer & Agency Partnership Panel
Hear from the people who have made grazing away of life and the agency staff who have provided them with support along the way.
REGISTRATION DUE BY FEB. 4TH, 2019.
Health & Human Services Building
Room 2 & 3
111 East Mullet St.
Portage, WI 53901