Course aids in regenerative grazing management
Noble Research Institute’s first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course, held Oct. 23 to 25 on the institute’s campus, attracted farmers and ranchers from across Oklahoma and Texas who want to improve their grazing management.
The next Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course occurs Nov. 14 to 16 at the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Council House in Miami, Oklahoma. These dates will be the last offered for 2023. The above photo describes a recent course. Farmers and ranchers at the first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course evaluate forage in a pasture at Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma. (Photo courtesy of Noble Research Institute/Rob Mattson.)
The three-day immersive learning experience combines facilitator-led classroom learning with hands-on activities in the field. The goal is to equip producers with the tools and knowledge for developing an appropriate grazing management strategy for their livestock operation. Attendees have ample opportunities to connect and problem-solve with their peers.
Luis Hernandez, livestock manager for 3J Farms OK in Blanchard, Oklahoma, said his favorite part of the grazing course was “the hands-on: outside, working with cows, moving the cows, figuring out the paddocks.” His second favorite “was the networking and all the table discussions that we got to have through the course.”
“Producers really loved the hands-on activities and experience,” said Josh Gaskamp, Noble Research Institute’s consultation manager. “Seeing the immediate impacts of our outdoor grazing events, along with working on personal maps of their own ranches, provided the confidence that participants needed to get started and the guidance to succeed when they return to their ranch.”
Enrollment for the Nov. 14-16 course closes Friday, Nov. 10, at noon CST. For registration or to learn more about Essentials of Regenerative Grazing, visit www.noble.org/grazing.