Purdue Extension Hosts Educational Events This Summer – June 21 and 22

Benefits of Using Native Warm-Season Grasses in a Grazing System is a 1/2 day program to show the most up-to-date methods for reliable native grass establishment and grazing management. Topics include: Why use native warm-season grasses in your grazing system, Animal performance and economics, Native warm-season grass establishment overview, How to manage native warm-season grass forages.

Grazing 102 is a program designed to help producers understand important concepts needed to make a management-intensive grazing program work for their own operation. Topics include: Understanding plant growth and development, Fencing systems, Soil fertility, Forage identification and use, Watering systems, Forage economics, Extending the grazing season, and Determining forage needs. There will also be hands-on activities, pasture walks and field tours.

There is no fee for the warm-season workshop, held on June 21st from 8:30–12:00 at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center. Grazing 102 will follow on June 21st and 22nd; $60 registration fee will include all materials and lunches. For more information or to register, contact Jason Tower at towerj@purdue.edu or 812-678-4427.