Heart of America Grazing Conference
October 29 - 30 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Boone County Extension | Burlington, KY
Date And Time
Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 5:00 PM – Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-of-america-grazing-conference-tickets-63447647622
Boone County Extension Office
6028 Camp Ernst Rd.
Burlington, KY 41005
Agenda for October 29
5:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm KentuckyProudReception
6:45 pm Dinner andKeynoteSpeaker
8:15 pm Adjourn
Agenda for October 30
7:30Registration Opens (Sponsors and Silent Auction)
8:30Kicking the Hay Habit -Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
9:30Livestock Genetics for Extended Grazing Systems –Gordon Jones, Red Hill Farms
10:00Break, Silent Auction and Visit with Sponsors
10:30How Many Days to Graze? -Greg Halich, UK
11:15Innovations in Livestock Fencing -Mark Harris / Sarah Adams, Gallagher
12:00Lunch and Visit with Sponsors
1:00Hay Storage and Feeding: Avoiding Train Wrecks –Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK
1:45Summer Stockpiling: Thinking Outside of the Box –Chris Teutsch, UK
2:15Extending Grazing on my Farm -Producer Speaker
2:45Forage Research Updates:Converting High Quality Forage into Baleage –Jimmy Henning, UK;
Applying KY Dairy Forage Research for Beef Producers –Ray Smith, UK
3:15Practical considerations for extended grazing systems –
Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
4:00 Surveys and Adjourn
Dr. Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing services to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across five continents. With a BS in Agronomy from the University of Illinois and MS in Crop Ecology from University of Kentucky, he served 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty of the University of Missouri-Forage Systems Research Center (FSRC). His research encompassed many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provided the foundation for many of the basic principles of Management-intensive Grazing. He was also a co-founder of the very popular 3-day grazing management workshop at FSRC. Aside from his monthly column in The Stockman Grass-Farmer magazine for over 12 years, Gerrish has authored two books on grazing and ranch management – “Management-intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming” published in 2004 and “Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide to Year-Round Grazing” published in 2010. Today, he is an instructor in the University of Idaho’s Lost River Grazing Academy held twice annually near Salmon, ID. He typically speaks at 40 to 50 producer-oriented workshops, seminars, and field days around the US and Canada each year.
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