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Pasture Management Field Day Planned Near Lehigh

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a pasture management field day on Wednesday, July 10.  This pasture site is 200 acres of open mixed-species pasture and forested grazing lands that offers plenty of discussion points for pasture management.

"This field day will cover the basics of pasture management," says Russ Euken, extension beef specialist. "After 3 years of extended drought and short pastures for grazing, we will cover grazing management with surplus forage, establishing new pastures, renovating existing pastures, and fertility options to help maintain pastures."

In addition, this field day will allow for on-site weed identification and control options.  Linda Cline, Webster County Extension coordinator also mentions "we will have NRCS staff present to discuss available programs that can assist producers with forage seedings, interseeding, brush management, stream crossings, shelterbelts, livestock watering systems, prescribed grazing, and fencing."

Topics and Presenters:

  • Grazing management strategies: Russ Euken, extension beef specialist.
  • Fertility and weed management: Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist.
  • USDA programs for pastures: Kelly Oliver, USDA-NRCS district conservationist.

The farm is located at 2998 Park Ave., Lehigh. Grilled burgers will be provided by the Webster County Cattlemen at 6 p.m., the pasture program will start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. This flyer provides all the details for the program. Attendees are asked to please register for the program so adequate food can be provided and also to bring their own lawn chairs. Please consider wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. Please RSVP to the Webster County Extension and Outreach Office at 515-576-2119 or to Linda Cline at lcline@iastate.edu

Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.

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