Final Winter Webinar Focuses on Pasture and Forage Management

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The four-part Winter Cow Webinar Series is

set for December 2019 - March 2020.

2/28/20

AMES, Iowa – Beef cow-calf producers recognize the importance of staying informed on all aspects of their operation, and the fourth and final webinar in the Winter Cow Webinar series from Iowa Beef Center will help do that. The session is set for Tues. March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., and focuses on pasture and forage management.

Iowa State University extension program specialist Beth Reynolds said the series is intended to provide timely topics for beef cow management and the opportunity to access the information by joining the webinar at their own location or at any of the nine host sites listed below.

Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University east central field agronomist, will kick off the discussion and share information on spring forage management. Jeff Mathias, the Natural Resource Conservation Service State Grasslands Specialist, will share information on some changes to grazing CRP. The final speaker of the night is Dr. Adam Janke, Iowa State University Extension Wildlife Specialist, who will talk about wildlife interactions when grazing.

There is no cost to attend an in-person location or to view the webinar at home. If you plan to attend one of the in-person locations listed below, you’re encouraged to preregister by calling the host location.

To view the webinar from your own location, you’ll need to complete the online registration form prior to the seminar. Look for the “Join this live webinar” link on the main webinar series page http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/WinterCowWebinarSeries.html Use that same link to join the seminar when it begins.

  • South central
    • Madison County Extension Office, 117 N. John Wayne Dr., Winterset, 515-462-1001
  • Southeast
    • Marion County Extension Office, 210 N. Iowa Street, Knoxville, 641-842-2014
  • North central
    • Hancock County Extension Office, 327 West 8th St., Garner, 641-923-2856
  • Northwest  
    • Emmet County Extension Office, 26 S 17th St., Estherville, 712-362-3434
    • O’Brien County Extension Office, 340 2nd St. SE, Primghar, 712-957-5045
    • ISU Western Research and Demonstration Farm, 36515 Hwy E34, Castana. Call ISU Extension Monona County, 712-423-2175
    • Sac County Extension Office, 620 Park Ave., Sac City, 712-662-7131
  • Central
    • Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, 515-294-BEEF (2333)

 

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The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Contact:
Beth Reynolds, extension program specialist, 515-294-9881, bethr@iastate.edu

 


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