Fall Pasture Walk announced

KYANA — The Dubois County Cattlemen’s Association, in cooperation with Purdue Extension and Fischer Farms Natural Beef, is hosting its Fall Pasture Walk on Saturday, Nov. 9. The walk runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fischer Farms, 5142 S. Kyana Road, Birdseye, 2.8 miles east of St. Anthony on State Road 64. 

Speakers and topics are:

• Dave Fischer, owner of Fischer Farms, and Jim Verkamp, president of Dubois County Cattlemen’s Association, will explore cattle farms, the meat business and beef genetics.

• Lee Schnell, district conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, will talk about options for maintaining clean water on livestock operations, including use of ponds and wetlands.

• Nick Minton, beef nutritionist for Purdue Extension, will discuss how Fischer Farms uses silage and feed commodities for balanced cattle rations.

• Jason Tower, manager for the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, will demonstrate over 20 cover crop test plots being tried for cover and cattle grazing use.

• Kenneth Eck, educator for Purdue Extension-Dubois County, will focus on fragipan soil challenges as well as how Fischer Farms is using annual ryegrass to reduce their soil concerns.

Additional presentations on feeding barns, machinery use, and forage and crop production also aree planned.

The event is supported by Superior Ag., and reservations for this free event are not required to attend.  Questions on the event can be directed to the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or duboisces@purdue.edu.


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