(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by U of M Extension.)
Join the University of Minnesota Extension and industry experts for an afternoon in the pasture. Learn and converse about establishing and restoring pastures, managing grazing, identifying plants, cattle health, body condition scoring, and responding to forage emergencies and drought.
The pasture walk will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28. Participants will gather at Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River, MN and take a bus to a private pasture site.
Registration ($10) is required by Sunday, June 25. Light refreshments and dinner will be catered during the program. In the event of rain, the program will be rescheduled for July 6.
Dana Adams, local Extension livestock educator, says, “Producers rely on pastures to provide the majority of their cattle’s nutrition during the grazing season. How do producers promote optimum pasture growth, manage their herds grazing patterns, and control invasive plants in their pastures? Participants of this program will learn directly from U of M Extension educators and industry experts to address these questions in an engaging - boots in the field format.”
For more information and to register for the Beef Pasture Walk please visit z.umn.edu/2023beefpasturewalk.