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Crane Grazing School June 20-22
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/13/2018

Livestock producers who want to better use their grass this year will not want to miss a grazing school according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

"These three-day schools will help you see your grazing strategy and your grass and forages in a new light. You will better understand the science and strategies that could potentially help to significantly increase forage availability and nutrition for your animals. I know of very few people who regretted putting a grazing system in," said Schnakenberg.

The next school will be offered in Crane on June 20, 21 and 22 and will include topics by several qualified speakers and two farm tours. Participants will learn how to build electric fence, set up waterers, identify your grass and weeds, allocate pastures for the number of head you own and understand your soils better.

If a person cannot make the Crane school, here are the remaining schools offered during 2018 in southwest Missouri:

Lamar - Sept. 10-12 (daytime). Contact: Barton County Extension 417-682-3579 or scheidtjk@Missouri.edu

Marshfield - Sept. 18-20 (daytime). Contact: Webster County SWCD 417-468-4176 Ext. 3 or Jody.Lawson@swcd.mo.gov

Fair Grove - Oct. 16-18 (daytime). Contact: Greene County SWCD 417-831-5246 Ext. 3 or Mark.Green@mo.usda.gov OR Eric.Morris@swcd.mo.gov

For more information, contact any of these MU Extension agronomy specialists in southwest Missouri: Tim Schnakenberg in Stone County, (417) 357-6812; Jill Scheidt in Barton County, (417) 682-3579 and Sarah Kenyon in Howell County, (417) 256-2391.

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