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Management Intensive Grazing

A three-day seminar at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center

September 27-29

Sponsored by:
University of Missouri
Forage Systems Research Center,
Missouri Forage & Grassland Council,
Green Hills Farm Project

Management-Intensive Grazing for Economic & Environmental Sustainability

Brookfield Pines(660) 258-7101
Martin House(660) 258-7257
Travel Inn Motel(660) 258-7273
Brookfield Best Western(660) 258-4900

The University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center is located in the Green Hills region of north central Missouri. The Center has a long history of forage livestock systems research, and it is the largest outdoor laboratory of its type in the eastern half of the United States. The field examples of choices available at the Center make it a unique learning opportunity for producers and educators. The Center is located 10 miles northwest of Brookfield.

The cost of the three-day Management-intensive Grazing Workshop is $250 per person or $375 per couple. This fee includes the Missouri Grazing Manual and Summer Grazing, two manuals prepared by the instructors and several other authors. The fee also includes other educational materials, three lunches, and two suppers.

Registration must be received by MFGC at least 14 days prior to the session. Cancellations must be made within 7 days of the session to receive a full refund of the $50 deposit. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to 50 people per workshop. A reservation to the workshop is held only by a registration form and paid deposit.

For more information, contact:
Joetta Roberts, MFGC
PMB 225, 2000 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201-6091
Phone: (573) 499-0886 (mornings)
E-mail: mfgc@mchsi.com


Day 1
7:30 a.m.- -Registration
8:00 a.m.- -Welcome - Dave Davis
8:30 a.m.- -Introduction to MIG - Mark Kennedy & Craig Roberts
9:15 a.m.- -Field Exercise - Allocate Pasture to Steers - All Instructors
10:15 a.m.- -Economics - Kevin Moore
11:30 a.m.- -Lunch
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.- -"Basics"
 Soils - John Lory
 Forages - Craig Roberts
 Animals - KC Olson
 Weeds - Kevin Bradley
 Field Exercises - All Instructors
Forage Quality & Yield
Diet Selection and Diversity
Nutrient Cycling
5:30 p.m.- -Supper
6:30 p.m.- -Producer panel:
Developing objectives and goals
Implementing a management system
Costs and benefits
Day 2
8:00 a.m.- -Grazier's Arithmetic - Mark Kennedy
 Field Exercise - Allocate Pasture to steers - All instructors
 Developing a Grazing Plan - Mark Kennedy & Maurice Davis
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.- -Matching Forage Supply to Animal Needs - Craig Roberts, Robert Kallenbach, & KC Olson
 Fencing - Jim Fitzgerald
 Watering - Mark Kennedy & Maurice Davis
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.- -Break out Sessions (pick Two)
Weed Control
Tall Fescue Toxicosis
Factors Affecting Value Capture
Winter Grazing Systems
6:30 p.m.- -Look at Farm Plans
Day 3
Field Exercises (all day)
8:00 a.m.- -Economics
8:30 a.m.- -Allocate Pasture to Steers
9:30 a.m.- noon- -Develope "Real" Field Plans
1:00 p.m.- -Present Field Plans
3:30 p.m.- -Adjourn


Who's Who

Kevin Bradley: State Extension Weed Scientist, University of Missouri, BS in Agriculture, Ferrum College (Ferrum, VA), PhD in Weed Science, Virginia Tech

Maurice Davis: State Grassland Conservationist, (Retired), BS in Animal Science and Range Science, South Dakota State University.

Jim Fitzgerald: Herdsman FSRC and customfence builder. Jim has 20+ years experience building all types of fences.

Robert Kallenbach: State Forage Specialist, University of Missouri, B.S. in Agronomy, Southwest Missouri State University, M.S. in Agronomy, University of Missouri, PhD in Agronomy, Texas Tech University

Mark Kennedy: State Grassland Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, BS in Animal Science and Forages, Arkansas State University

John Lory: Extension Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Extension, Commercial Ag Programs, BS in Agronomy, Cornell University, MS & PhD in Soil Science, University of Minnesota.

Kevin Moore: MU Associate Professor of Ag Economics, BS in Ag Business and Economics,Illinois State University, MS & PhD in Ag Economics, Iowa State University.

KC Olson: State Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management Specialist, Extension Associate Professor, University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program, PhD in Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University

Craig Roberts: State Forage Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, BS in Physical Geography, University of North Alabama, MS & PhD in Agronomy, University of Arkansas

Others: Some area livestock producers, members of Green Hills Farm Project, will participate in producer panels.

Registration Form (please print)

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Please reister me for the following 3-day workshop:
             September 27-29 _________

Enclosed is a check for $50 (per person) payable to "Missouri Forage
and Grassland Council". I understand that the balance is payable at
registration upon the first day of the workshop.

Mail to: Joetta Roberts, MFGC
         PMB 225, 2000 E. Broadway
         Columbia, MO 65201-6091

Questions or Comments to mfgc@mchsi.com