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2008 South Dakota Grazing School slated for September in Oacoma

The 2008 South Dakota Grazing School will be held Sept. 8-10 in Oacoma. Titled “Let the Animals be the Harvesting Machines,” the grazing school features topics on grazing concepts, holistic grazing, balancing rations and animal nutrition. The intensive three-day course is designed to educate producers on efficient and effective range management. The event is held at Al’s Oasis and on Lower Brule Trust Land near Oacoma.

Participants of the school will benefit from hands-on training in the field and from lecture in the classroom. Presenters from state and federal agencies, as well as local producers, will share their expertise about various topics relating to grazing techniques and grassland management.

“The grazing school will provide information about proper pasture allocation and the principles of grassland productivity,” said Kyle Schell, Range Management Outreach Coordinator for the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. “Participants will gain a better understanding of how to determine if they are getting the most from their grazing lands and providing optimal nutrition for their livestock.”

For more information about the South Dakota Grazing School, or to register, contact Kyle Schell at (605) 688-6623 or kyle.schell@sdstate.edu.

The cost to participate is $150 per person and $75 for each additional person registering from the same operation. The fee includes session materials and meals. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

The annual grazing school is hosted by the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Lower James Resource Conservation Council.

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For a complete agenda and registration information, visit http://www.SDGrass.org

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