Gerrish to talk pasture health, watering systems at grazing workshop

The Central Kansas Extension District is teaming up with the Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition and the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands & Streams to host “Grazing Management for Improved Soil Health” at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus in Salina on Sept. 21. The event is sponsored in part by Westar Energy, a subsidiary of Evergy, Inc.

The featured presenter will be the ever popular Jim Gerrish with American Grazing Lands Services, LLC, out of May, Idaho. Gerrish’s experience includes over 20 years of beef-forage systems research at the University of Missouri as well as 20-plus years of commercial cattle and sheep production. His work encompasses many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provides foundation for many of the basic principles of Management-intensive Grazing.

Topics of this seminar will include: Grazing Management Based on Ecological Processes; Developing Offstream Livestock Water Systems; Cost-Effective Fencing for Riparian & Wetland Management; and Cost-Benefit Analysis for Alternative Management Systems.

The workshop will start at 8 a.m. at the College Center Conference Room located at 2310 Centennial Road. Registration is $25 per person, which includes hand out materials and lunch, and is due by Sept. 19. For more information or to RSVP, participants can go online at, call the CKD-Minneapolis office at 785-392-2147 or email Cade Rensink, livestock production agent, at [email protected].