KY Grazing Conference Write Up

Registration for the 16th Kentucky Grazing Conference is now open online. The program will be held on October 19th in Somerset KY; speakers include Dr. Glen Aiken, Mrs. Anne Bays, Dr. Greg Brann, Dr. Peter Byck, Dr. Greg Halich, Mr. Adam Jones and Ms. Kelly Prince. Online registration $20 at

A highlight will be the KY Forage Spokesperson Contest (4 of the Top Forage Farmers and Cattle Producers in KY). Another unique highlight for this year will be the presentation from a movie producer, Peter Byck, from the Univ. of Arizona. In the last few years, he has become well known and received numerous awards for his short films (10-15 min) on the value that well managed pastures have on the environment and adding carbon to the soil. You may not agree with everything in his films, but he is helping convince the urban population that cattle production and pasture management provide huge environmental benefits. You can view one of his recent films at: soil carbon cowboys .    Other films at

Sponsorship opportunities are also available and include registration for two individuals. Sponsorship registration ($250) and silent auction entries can be completed online at and click on “Company”.