Who Should Attend?
Anyone that wants to take their farm/ranch to the next level. This course will examine all aspects of regenerative farming and ranching, soil health, plant health, and animal health. Hands-on experience will be heavily emphasized.
This is a power-packed three days for beginning graziers. Taught by highly experienced and expert graziers.
Participants will work in teams to solve real-world grazing problems and sharpen their skills.
What You Will Learn:
Principles of Soil Health & Adaptive Stewardship
Restoring Vibrant Ecosystems Through Adaptive Grazing
Making Grazing Highly Profitable & Desirable
Successful Marketing: Strategies for Enhanced Net Margins
Economics and Finances of Grazing
Planning for drought
When and how to begin grazing in the spring
Setting up the 'grazing wedget'& developing a forage chain
Determining paddock size
Plant Brix: How to measure and how to use
Grazing alternative forages - corn stalk residue, cover crops
Using financial decision calculators and developing cash flow projections
Water systems - wells, surface water, pipelines, pumps, etc.
Fence systems - permanent and portable/temporary. How an energized fence works. Energized fence troubleshooting.
When do I graze a paddock? How much rest? How does grass develop?
Paddock construction and layout
Minimum paddock number
"Before & After" grazing observation and evaluation
Soil health evaluation - infiltration, earthworm counts, sniff test, soil aggregate observation
Grazing riparian areas for ecological stability
Effectively and efficiently incorporate shade
What role do supplement/minerals play in a grazing program
Considerations for grass tetany, bloat, nitrates, poisonous plants
Soil I soil test? What tests(s) should I use? Should I fertilize?
Should I plant perennial forages? What should I plant? Can I afford to plant cropland to forages? Can I convert cropland to pasture?
Managing pastures after a long history of continuous overgrazing
Economics of managed pastures vs. cropland or unmanaged pastures
What are 'weeds' and how do I manage them?
'Flerd' grazing (mixed species herds)
Techniques for increasing animal impact within a paddock
Marketing & sales skills
Stacked enterprises: planning, coordinating, implementing
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1000 East Clinton Avenue, Seymour, MO 65746
7.5 miles-13 minutes from Farm
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2991 Highway "A", Mansfield, MO
9.8 miles away-19 minutes from Farm
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38 miles away from Farm
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331 South Clay Street Marshfield, MO 65706