Pasture Management and Plant Identification Open House

Date: August 12, 2014
Time: 4 - 8 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Misty Klotz, 269-671-2402

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Learn to identify pasture plants during a wagon tour of the KBS pastures. Tours depart at 5 and 6:30 p.m. (There is a limit of 30 people per wagon tour; first-come, first-seated!) MSU Dairy Store ice cream will be available and visitors can enter to win a KBS t-shirt and a free lunch for two at the KBS Conference Center’s McCrary Hall.

Open house events take place at the KBS Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th St. in Hickory Corners. Entrance is on N. 39 St., one block west of the intersection at N. 40th St and East B Ave. All events are from 4-8 p.m. Farm and dairy staff will be on hand to answer questions.

The Pasture Dairy Center uses robotic milking technology, a system allowing cows to set their own milking schedule, and features 220 acres of pasture devoted to grazing research with a focus on sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services. The barn at the Pasture Dairy Center was the first livestock building in the receive a silver level certification for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED).

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