Extending the Grazing Season Field Day

Date: November 7, 2014
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Farm, W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, 10461 N. 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Misty Klotz, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 269-671-2402

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A field day bringing together farmers, consultants and educators to exchange ideas and experiences, as well as discuss efficient planning and management strategies for extending the grazing season. Participants will learn about the economics and environmental value of different forage crops, along with varying approaches for extending the grazing season and opportunities for grazing multi-species cover crop mixez, through field and classroom instruction. MSU Extension educator Jerry Lindquist will discuss the economic benefits of extending the grazing season, how to manage multi-species cover crop mixes and the advantages of winter bale grazing. MSU AgBioResearch animal scientist Santiago Utsumi will lead a field a tour and discuss the opportunities and challenges for using high-yield forage crop varieties. Kellogg Farm manager Brook Wilke will discuss the Kellogg Farm seeding and harvest rotations for the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact Misty Klotz, above, to register.

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