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313 Kildee Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3150
Phone: 515-294-BEEF (2333)
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beefcenter@iastate.edu

last updated: November 8, 2014

 

Save the Date for 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference

3/29/13

Contacts: Joe Sellers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist, 641-203-1270, sellers@iastate.edu
Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Beef Center, 515-294-4496, shoyer@iastate.edu

CRESTON, Iowa -- Iowa grazing supporters are planning the 2013 edition of the Iowa Grazing Conference set for later this summer and encourage those who use grazing in their livestock operations to put the June 25-26 event on their calendars now. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers has been involved with the conference for several years and said this year’s event has classroom and field experiences.

“The featured speaker is Garry Lacefield, a grazing and forage specialist from the University of Kentucky, and we have a great variety of breakout session topics for attendees,” he said. “Improving grazing management, cover crops, using annual forage crops for hay and pasture, using grazing to improve wildlife habitat and environmental impacts of grazing are just a few of the topics on the agenda.”

The conference will be held at the Southwestern Community College campus in Creston, and runs from 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 to noon on Wednesday, June 26. In addition to breakout sessions and a producer panel, the event also has a pasture walk and barbeque meal on the evening of June 25.

Sellers said final program details and registration information will be available in late April through program sponsors Iowa Beef Center at www.iowabeefcenter.org and Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council at iowaforage.org. Other sponsors and planners include Iowa State Extension and Outreach, the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Southwestern Community College and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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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

 

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