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Pasture Productivity Workshops Announced in Blountstown

Cow in PastureMaking the grass grow is not as simple or easy as many of us would like it to be. Even so, it is essential to successful livestock operations.   In an effort to help livestock producers gain a better understanding of pasture management, UF/IFAS Extension is presenting a four-part series entitled Principles of Pasture Productivity. This series will examine some of the key principles of pasture management including;

  • Session 1 – Pasture Fertility

Focus – Soil testing, Fertilizer Selection & Application, Balancing Forage Quality, Quantity & Nutrient Demands

  • Session 2 – Grazing Management

Focus – Causes of Pasture Decline, Rotational Grazing Systems, Integration of Multiple Forage Species

  • Session 3 – Weed Control

FocusIntegrated Pest Management System, Basics of Pasture Herbicides, Efficient Herbicide Application

  • Session 4 – Forage Establishment & Variety Selection

Focus – Timing and techniques for establishing annual and perennial forages, Characteristics and site selection forage varieties

These topics will be presented in a practical, “how-to” style with consideration given to the varying sizes and management goals of local livestock operations.  Principles of Pasture Productivity will be held in two locations; The Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley and the Calhoun County Public Library in Blountstown. Each session will begin at 6:30pm central time. Registration for the series includes any/all of the sessions at both locations. There is a $25 registration fee for the entire series or $10 per session. Light refreshments and printed program materials will be provided.

 Contact the location of choice to register for this series:

Washington County Extension Office 850-638-6180

Calhoun County Extension Office 850-674-8323

 OR, register online using the following link:  Register Online with Eventbrite

 

Blountstown Dates

  • Session 1 – Thursday, June 9th
  • Session 2 – Thursday, July 21st
  • Session 3 – Thursday, August 25th
  • Session 4 – Thursday, September 15th

Calhoun County Public Library, 17731 N Pear St. Blountstown, FL

 

Chipley Dates

  • Session 1 – Tuesday, June 14th
  • Session 2 – Tuesday, July 12th
  • Session 3 – Tuesday, August 9th
  • Session 4 – Tuesday, September 13th

Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley FL

 

To view and print the program flyers select the link with the location of  choice:

 

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