Mizzou to have grazing school

Calves grazing on the Giles Ranch. (Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)

University of Missouri Extension will host a Management Intensive Grazing School in cooperation with several agencies May 7 to 9 in St. Clair County.

MU Extension, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Missouri Forage and Grasslands Council are cooperating to provide the school to livestock producers at the Forest Park Building, 206 E. Fifth St., Appleton City. Classes run 9 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. all three days.

Topics include the “art and science” of grazing; soils, soil management and fertility; plant growth, forage quality and persistence; fencing and water systems; matching livestock and forage resources; meeting nutritional needs of livestock from pasture; layout and design of grazing systems; economics of management-intensive grazing; and outdoor field exercises and tour of producers’ farms.

Registration and payment by May 2 are required to attend the Management Intensive Grazing School. Register at https://shorturl.at/afwQX. For questions, contact the MU Extension Center in St. Clair County at 417-646-2419 or Patrick Davis at [email protected].