Grazing workshop takes look at grasses

Producers can get first-hand tips from specialists on the use of native warm-season grasses for their farm’s grazing systems during a workshop on June 21.

The Using Native Warm-Season Grasses in a Grazing System Producer Workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road, near Dubois.

The workshop will include topics such as the potential role of native warm-season grasses in a grazing system, animal performance and economics, grass establishment, and native warm-season grass management and maintenance. The event also will feature a pasture walk to view native warm-season pastures currently in use at the SIPAC facilities.

There is no charge to attend this event, but preregistration is required for materials and meals to jhodge34@utk.edu. Information on the Grazing 102 workshop, which will occur immediately following this event, can be obtained from SIPAC Superintendent Jason Tower at towerj@purdue.edu or call 812-678-4427.

The workshop is hosted by the Center for Native Grasslands Management, SIPAC, the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Quail Forever, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Purdue Extension.




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