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EVENT: Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management for Saving Production Costs
DATE: March 31, 2017
WHERE: 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall Tuskegee University, 1200 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL 36088

The objective of this program is to educate pasture-based livestock producers and field agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement practices to enhance the sustainable pasture-based livestock production system. Experts from Tuskegee University and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service will be speaking at the event. Funding support for this program is provided by USDA/NIFA Capacity Building Grant. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by March 11, 2017. Registration can be made ONLINE or filling in this REGISTRATION FORM and mailing it to the designated address provided on it. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.


EVENT: Pasture-based Beef Cattle Operation and Pasture Walk
DATE: April 22, 2017
WHERE: Union Hill Baptist Church, 434 County Road 59, Union Springs, AL 36089

Pasture walk is a brief event designed to accommodate busy farmers, who cannot devote much time but willing to learn the effective ways of improving and managing pastures for sustainable livestock operation. The purpose of this event is to educate on and demonstrate livestock farmers various cool-season forages that are suitable in the local area for improving winter pastures. Essential steps of establishing these forages and managing them with rotational grazing system will also be discussed during the event. Moreover, Ms. Rosia Jernigan, who has been gradually developing year-round pasture and rotational grazing system since 2011, will share her experiences on how this transition is working to improve her operation. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by April 10, 2017. Registration can be made ONLINE or filling in this REGISTRATION FORM and mailing it to the designated address provided on it. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time.


EVENT: Selma Field Day
Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production and Beekeeping

DATE & TIME: 9AM to 2:00 PM, April 29, 2017
WHERE: 431 County Road 540, Selma, AL 
 
The purpose of this field day is to educate and demonstrate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture and grazing system for sustainable ruminant livestock enterprise. Additionally, incorporating beekeeping with this system and its benefits will be discussed and demonstrated along with tasting raw honey.  Moreover, there will be a farm tour, hands-on activities, and demonstration of proper care of goat herds. More information about the field day is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
 
Participation to this field day is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose. Working lunch will be provided to the pre-registrants. Registration can be made ONLINE or filling in this Registration Form and mailing it to the designated address provided on it. Registrations must be received by April 14, 2017. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time.