Grazing for better soil health

Join us for a one-day workshop focusing on the delivery of grazing management strategies designed to improve both soil health and water quality. This workshop will be given by Jim Gerrish, owner of American Grazing Lands Services. Gerrish has extensive experience as an instructor and has taught across the US and abroad. The topics he will cover in this workshop will include:

Module 1. – Grazing Management Based on Ecological Processes – Understanding ecosystem processes, soil health, and grazing management.

Module 2. – Developing Off-stream Livestock Water Systems – Selecting the correct location for a water site and the type of water development for the animals it will serve.

Module 3. – Cost Effective Fencing for Riparian & Wetland Management – Selecting the correct type of fence to do the job.

Module 4. – Cost: Benefit Analysis for Alternative Management Systems – Determining the cost of developing water and fencing for grazing and knowing if it will pay off.

Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch.

Multiple one-day workshops are available around the River Valley District:

Sept. 19—St. Columbkille’s Parish Hall, Blaine;

Sept. 20—Jewell Community Center, Jewell; and

Sept. 21—Kansas Polytechnic Center, Salina.

To learn more or to register visit, or contact Brett Melton in the Concordia K-State Research and Extension Office at 785-243-8185.