2019 Spring KY Grazing School

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Central Presbyterian Church

206 West Main Street

Princeton, KY 42445

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Helping producers learn the newest grazing methods with classroom and hands-on learning.

Tuesday April 23, 2019

7:30 Registration & Refreshments

8:00 Introduction of staff and participants

8:15 Benefits of Rotational Grazing – Dr. Ray Smith

8:35 Meeting Nutritional Needs on Pasture-Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

9:05 Grazing Math Concepts/ Introduce Field Exercise- Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

9:45 Break & Travel to Field Demonstration Area

10:10 Introduction to Temporary Fence- Jeremy McGill

10:30 Portable/Seasonal Water Systems- Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

10:50 Methods to Assess Pasture Production and Determine Stocking Rate- Dr. Ray Smith

11:30 Hands-on Building a Rotational Grazing System in the Field: Setting up Small Paddocks- Ray Smith, Jeff Lehmkuhler, & Chris Teutsch

12:20 Lunch

1:00 Fence building: Understanding How to Build and Use Temporary Fencing and High Tensile Fencing – Jeremy McGill

2:30 Break and Travel to Teaching Facility

3:00 Growth of Grasses and Legumes with Response to Grazing- Dr. Ray Smith

3:45 Making Tall Fescue Work on Your Farm- Dr. Jimmy Henning

4:15 Economics of Grazing- Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

5:00 Discussion

5:30 Adjourn for the day

Wednesday April 24, 2019

7:30 Refreshments

8:00 Forage Species for a Comprehensive Grazing System- Dr. Chris Teutsch

8:45 General Management Considerations for Grazing Livestock- Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

9:15 Using KY GRAZE to plan your Grazing Program - Adam Jones

10:00 Break

10:30 Fundamentals of Laying out a Grazing System - Kevin Laurent

11:00 Case Study: Design an on Farm Grazing System (Group Project)

11:45 Case Study Presentations

12:30 Lunch

1:15 How I made grazing work on the farm- Producer Speaker

1:45 Rejuvenating Run down Pastures - Dr. Chris Teutsch

2:30 Evaluation- All Participants

2:45 Break & Travel to Field Demo Area

3:10 Field Exercise. Observe grazed paddocks and hear reports of each group. Tour demonstration plots showing warm and cool season annual to extend the grazing season, renovation options and the effects of rotational grazing.

5:00 Adjourn

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Princeton, KY 42445

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