Lawrence County Grazing School offered

The Gallia County Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a three day grazing school.Bob Hendershot, Retired Ohio NRCS Grazing Specialist, Troyce Barnett, Ohio NRCS Grazing Specialist and T. J. Oliver, NRCS Area Resource Conservationist, and Jeff Moore, Gallia County OSU Extension Gallia County Ag & Natural Resources Educator will teach a two night, and Saturday morning grazing school. When landowners finish the course, they will have developed an assessment to complete a Grazing Management Plan for their operation. The grazing management plan will outline the conservation practices and management needed on your farm to improve forage production and animal performance in a way that also protects the environment.  This grazing management workshop is designed to help livestock producers improve their livestock operation and grazing management system.  Topics covered will include economics, animal nutrition, soil fertility, forage species selection, paddock design, conservation practices, plant growth, fencing and watering systems.Dates and Times:Wednesday-November  6, 2013  6:00pm-9:00pmThursday –  November  7, 2013  6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday –  November  9, 2013  9:00am-Noon (Nancy Vanco’s Farm)You  must attend all 3 days to receive certificate of completion & EQIP points This event will take place at the Gallia SWCD office in the C.H. McKenzie Agricultural Building, 111 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH, 45631The cost is $10 and covers course materials including a “Pastures for Profit” 3 ring notebook, Pasture Stick,and Refreshments Tuesday and Thursday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday.We would like to thank the following sponsors for helping us with this event:   Gallia & Lawrence SWCD, Gallia & Lawrence County Farm Bureaus , and C. H. McKenzie Ag CenterPlease RSVP to the Gallia SWCD, 111 Jackson Pike Suite 1569, Gallipolis, OH  45631 Phone: 740-446-6173 No later than  November 4th by 4:30pm.If you have any questions please feel free to call the Gallia SWCD at 740-446-6173.We hope to see you there!!Gallia SWCD & its partners are equal opportunity employers & providers

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