Mark Green, NRCS Specialist, from Missouri will return to Kansas to offer his very popular workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering options September 10, 2013 in Abilene, KS. The workshop will be held at the Abilene Civic Center, 201 NW 2nd Street. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and program lasts until 4:00 p.m. utilizing an indoor classroom and outdoor fencing demonstrations.
availability is the number one limiting factor for grazing
possibilities. The addition of electric fencing will increase grazing
options that can in turn benefit range health, the soil, as well as
improve production and profitability.
Producers always enjoy his cowboy humor and expertise from years
of experience. Mark states “I believe that folks in my line of work
should gather information that works and pass it on to the ranchers I
work with. What makes me different is that I am not selling anything; I
am sharing the ideas I have seen visiting many ranches. Even little
things can make a big difference. I will relay what works; as well as
things to avoid in water and fencing.”
Mark Green has
been with USDA NRCS since 1981. He currently is instructor and regional
coordinator for the SW Missouri Regional Management Intensive Grazing
Schools, and has worked with grazing management in SW Missouri for 32
years. He is a member of the American Forage and Grassland Council and
is a board member for Missouri Forage and Grassland Council.
Cost for the workshop is $20.00, and includes lunch and two publications on fencing and water development.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-562-8726.
are the Kansas Graziers, Kansas Farmers Union, Kansas SARE, Kansas
Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops, with funding
from North Central Risk Management Education Center and USDA National
Institute of Food and Agriculture.