Jim Gerrish Grazing Management Workshop

Grazing Management to Improve Productivity, Performance and Profitability Workshop

Four Day Grazing Seminar, August 29, 30, 31 and September 1, 2022, at the Ramada Topeka Downtown, 420 SE 6th Ave. Topeka, KS  66607

Registration Fee $30.00 per day – Or all four days for $100.00 if pre-registered. (You can register online and bring a check or cash to pay at door if you desire, to save online fee.) 

Day 1 topics – Exploring Small Ruminant Grazing 

  • Sheep, Goats, Swine, & Poultry on Pasture: What’s right for you?  
  • Tools to help you plan your farm                  
  • Forage choices and Grazing Management for Small Ruminants        
  • Pastures & Parasites
  • Fence & Water infrastructure for small ruminants

           Day 2 topics – Getting Started; What You Need to Know 

  • What is MiG & what can it do for you
  • Grazing management based on ecosystem processes
  • Solar energy flow, water cycle, mineral cycles, biodiversity
  • Creating excellent pasture from the soil up
  • Grazing management for targeted animal performance

           Day 3 – Have you ever thought about it this way?

  • Seven things I have learned over the past 40 years.
  • Managing cow costs means more than just using generic ivermectin
  • Year around grazing should be the norm not the exception
  • Why developing grazing infrastructure pays

          Day 4 – Planning a Grazing System for Tough Times

  • What really determines profitability in ranching
  • Integrating livestock and crops for soil health
  • Managing cover crops and legumes for grazing and forage quality
  • Grazing for biodiversity,
  • Grazing effects on the soil & plant community

Questions and Answers

Scholarships available: Free registration for beginning farmers, ranchers and veterans while it lasts for those who pre-register. Please specify this code on registration – Beg.F.R.  Scholarships Provided Compliments of: Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Kansas Center for Sustainable Ag & Alternative Crops 

Questions Contact, Mary Howell, mary@kglc.org, 785-562-8726. Mail in registration goes to: Mary Howell, KGLC, 1924Unicorn Rd, Frankfort,KS 66427. No plated meals served due to Covid. Class will dismiss for lunch on your own! A.M. and P.M. refreshments and snacks will be provided

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