Iowa: Grazing program for beginning graziers |

Iowa: Grazing program for beginning graziers

The final session in a three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Dec. 14. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Pat Wall said this event will focus on winter feeding and grazing.

“We’ll start at 5:30 p.m. at the Mahaska County Extension Office in Oskaloosa with a meal sponsored by the Mahaska County Cattlemen,” Wall said. “You don’t need to have participated in either of the two sessions held earlier this year to attend, but please preregister for an accurate meal count.”

Wall and Joe Sellers, another ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist, will lead discussions on various subjects following the meal, with the primary topic of winter grazing in Iowa including stockpiled forage and cornstalk residue. Fall and winter feeding, including extended grazing of cover crops and supplementation also are on the agenda. The event flier has more information.

“To preregister or more for information about this session, please contact me by phone at 515-450-7665 or email at,” Wall said.

The series is sponsored by the Beginning and Young Livestock Producers Network initiative of ISU Extension and Outreach and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and sessions will be led by local ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialists with assistance from county extension staff.

–Iowa State University Extension