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    More Grass on Fewer Acres (Session 2 of 3)

    When:

    Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Description:

    Pasture Improvements and/or Renovation to improve grass production on your farm.

    Forages are the backbone to the cattle industry. This program has been created to assist landowners in making sound decisions about pasture improvements while allowing for greater carrying capacities over longer periods of time. This is intended to be three two-hour programs over three nights with a variety of speakers.

    Handouts relevant to the topics will be provided. The cost will be $10.00 per night or $25.00 for all sessions. (Proceeds to be used to support travel of the speakers and handout materials.) To enroll please contact the Laclede County MU Extension Office at 417-532-4587 or email Jonetta Shaver to hold your spot.

    Seating will be limited so please register as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. Cut-off date for registration will be November 15, 2019.

    Session topic:

    November 25, 2019
    The Importance of Improved Fertility and How it can be Obtained (Terry Halleran MU Extension Agronomist)
    •Soil Testing
    •Understanding how important lime is and what it does for your production
    •Taking a quality soil sample
    •Reading and understanding your soil test results (cool season grasses, warm season grasses, annuals, etc.
    •Phosphorus?
    •Pasture Fertility (The Dues and the Don'ts)
    The Proper Selection of Pasture Grasses & Pasture Legumes (The ones cattle will eat) as well as why the grasses/legumes will not stay (Tim Schnakenberg MU Extension Agronomist)
    •Understanding where the different type of forages will and/or will not grow and why (Land Conditions)
    •Establishment practices and techniques (How do I get it started)
    •Grazing pressure and loss of forages due to it
    •The importance of Legumes in your program
    •Setting your pasture forage system up for success

    Registration:

    The cost will be $10.00 per night or $25.00 for all sessions. (Proceeds to be used to support travel of the speakers and handout materials.) To enroll please contact the Laclede County MU Extension Office at 417-532-4587 or email Jonetta Shaver to hold your spot.

    Registration
    deadline:

    11/15/2019

    Class size:

    25

    Event full:

    No

    Cost:

    $10.00
    The cost will be $10.00 per night or $25.00 for all sessions. (Proceeds to be used to support travel of the speakers and handout materials.) To enroll please contact the Laclede County MU Extension Office at 417-532-4587 or email Jonetta Shaver to hold your spot.

    Facilitator:

    William Halleran, halleranw@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Hickory County
    phone: 417-745-6767

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