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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Producers looking to improve their grazing management programs should look no further than Alabama Extension’s Alabama Grazing Academy. The event is Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Perdido River Farms in Atmore.

Kelly Palmer, an Alabama Extension animal science regional agent, said the academy will help cattle producers improve their forage production systems by incorporating classroom discussion and hands-on demonstrations.

“In southwest Alabama, we are fortunate that our weather allows us to graze almost year-round,” Palmer said. “By increasing days on grass, we increase profits.”

This one-day workshop will cover a variety of topics pertaining to grazing management. These topics include:

  • weed control
  • nutrient management
  • pasture economics
  • supplementation basics
  • no-till drill calibration
  • winter grazing annuals

Registration

Registration for the event is done online, and the cost to attend is $45. Educational materials and lunch will be provided. However, producers must register before Sept.17 to ensure there are enough materials. For more information on the Alabama Grazing Academy, contact Palmer at 251-654-7149 or ridleka@auburn.edu.

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