Registration open for several spring events

This spring, the University of Kentucky will host two regional fencing schools to help livestock producers learn about the newest and most sound techniques to build fences. The schools are April 11 in Scottsville and April 13 in Richmond. UK specialists and experts in the fencing industry will teach producers and agricultural and conservation professionals how to construct both fixed knot woven wire and smooth electrified high tensile fencing. Emphasis will be placed on proper construction of H-braces, which are key components of all fencing systems.  Participants will learn through a combination of classroom sessions and hands-on exercises and demonstrations. Hands on exercises and demonstrations will include post driving, brace building, high tensile knot tying, installation of offset brackets, and the proper installation of fixed knot woven wire fencing. Due to the hands-on nature of the school, registration is limited to 30 participants.  More information on registering for this program can be found under the UPCOMING EVENTS tab on the UK Forages Webpage.   The University of Kentucky will host the Kentucky Beginning Grazing School April 25 and 26 at the Kentucky Soybean Board Office in Princeton, KY to help ruminant producers maximize the use of their forages as the fall grazing season begins. Topics covered will include plant growth and grazing management, grazing math, pasture renovation, forage species for extended grazing, pasture layout and design, and many more.