The 2019 Spring Grazing School will be April 23-24 in Princeton, KY. Informational sessions will be held at the Central Presbyterian Church, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky Research & Education Center. Hosted by the Master Grazer program, the school begins at 7:30am and ends at 5:30pm CST. Presenters will offer valuable grazing methods for new and experienced graziers with the goal to extend the grazing season and minimize stored feed. Every day we can meet the animal’s nutritional needs from a grazed pasture is money saved!
On the first day, participants will work in groups to install a rotational grazing system then allocate cattle to the paddocks constructed by each group. On the second day, participants will observe the grazed paddocks and hear reports from each group. Representatives from UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Gallagher North America will present a variety of topics like benefits of rotational grazing, temporary fencing, portable/seasonal water systems, economics of grazing, and rejuvenating run-down pastures as well as local producers discussing what works on their farms. Sponsors include the Kentucky Forage & Grassland Council, UK Master Grazer Program, Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, and the Kentucky Beef Network.
Preregistration is necessary, and enrollment is limited to the first 45 participants. Registration is only $50 and includes all materials, grazing manual, breaks and lunch for both days. Click here for more information or to register. Mail printed registration forms to Rehanon Pampell, 1205 Hopkinsville Street, Princeton, KY 42445 or call 270-365-7541.