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Mother Cow and baby calf in pasture at sunset. Mama cow looking at camera. Baby calf grazing in background

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Grazing Academy is set for April 17 at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton, Alabama. This one-day workshop, hosted by the Alabama Extension animal science and forage team, will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5:45 p.m.

Dr. Leanne Dillard, an Alabama Extension forage specialist, said producers will learn how about increasing their efficiency in grazing management.

“Producers will learn about how to increase their efficiency in grazing management by looking at the new available technologies and understanding plant physiology and regrowth,” Dillard said. “Producers will also learn some calculations to determine the best rotation method and the cost savings of extending the grazing season by a few days each year.”

Topics include:

  • Grazing Management
  • Economics
  • Stocking Rates
  • Animal Performance
  • Soil Health and Fertility
  • Nutrient Management
  • Hands-on Demonstrations

“We have many programs that help producers start a grazing management program, but we rarely get the opportunity to advance their knowledge beyond the basics,” Dillard said. “This gives us an opportunity to spend time on the advanced management strategies and help those producers further increase their grazing days each year, and understand the science behind their decisions.”

This workshop is a one-day advanced grazing school, specifically for producers who are already using grazing management programs on-farm but looking to take it to the next level.

Registration

Registration for the academy is $40. Space is limited so to RSVP, contact Leanne Dillard (alabamaforages@auburn.edu) or Josh Elmore (elmorjb@auburn.edu).

Find more information on the event by visiting www.aces.edu. Interested producers may also view the event on the ACES calendar.

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