Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jim Gerrish Grazing Workshop to focus on how Grazing Management Improves Productivity, Profitability and Personal Satisfaction

Internationally known expert on forage livestock systems, Jim Gerrish of American GrazingLands Services LLC, is returning to Kansas for two 2-day workshops on grazing management as it applies to the livestock business from October 28-31, 2013.

Gerrish has 20 years of systems research and outreach experience as a faculty member at the University of Missouri, as well as many years of commercial cattle and sheep production. University of Missouri’s Forage Systems Research Center rose to national prominence as a result of Gerrish’s research and leadership. His research encompasses many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provides a foundation for many of the basic principles of management intensive grazing.

Each two-day workshop will include information and discussion on the following topics: Grazing Basics 101 for Improved Plant Performance, Cattle Management 101, To Hay or Not to Hay, and Designing Grazing Systems including fencing and water development.

The workshops will be held October 28-29 at Ramada Hotel, Salina, KS from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and October 30-31 at Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Cost of the workshop is $80.00 which includes handouts, lunch and morning/afternoon breaks for each day. This 2-day workshop is an extremely “sweet” deal.  Grazing workshops with experts typically cost much more than $80.00.  Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. See hotel list below.


Questions? Contact Mary Howell at kfu.mary@gmail.com or 785-562-8726.

Sponsors for the workshops are Kansas Farmers Union and Kansas Graziers Association. Project partners include NRCS, Kansas Grazing Land Coalition, and Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops.








Salina Hotel:
Ramada: 1616 W. Crawford St. Salina, KS 67401 (785) 823-1739

Pratt Hotels:
Budget Inn: 1631 E. 1st Street Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 672-6468
Comfort Suites: 1401 N. Hwy 61 Pratt, KS 67124(620) 672-9999
Days Inn: 1901 E. 1st Street Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 672-9465 
Economy Inn: 1401 E. 1st Street Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 672-5588 
Evergreen Inn: 20001 W. Hwy 54 Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 672-6431 
Hillcrest: 1336 E. 1st Street Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 672-6407 
Holiday Inn Express: 1903 Pauline Place Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 508-6350 
Regency Inn: 1401 W. Hwy 54 Pratt, KS 67124 (620) 672-9433
Super 8: 1906 E 1st ST Pratt, KS  67124 (855) 799-6862

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