2011 Iowa Forage & Grassland Council Conference

The 2011 Iowa Forage & Grassland Council Conference is right around the corner on November 21-22, 2011. It will be hosted at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines, IA. Some of the speakers include Helga Offenburger (Iowa DNR), Randy Welch (Land O’Lakes), Joe Sellers (Beef Program Specialist, ISU Extension) and Tim Eggers (Field Agricultural Economist,...
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2011 IFGC Award Nominations

The time has come to cast your votes for the 2011 IFGC Hay Producer Award and Livestock/Forage Grazing Producer Award. To submit a nomination, please download the form here. Return by September 25 to: Fred Abels, 20902 J Avenue, Holland, Iowa 50642 (Tel. 319.824.6428)

Greenhorn Grazing

Sharpen your grazing management skills with the 2011 series.  The Greenhorn Grazing series is an introduction to management intensive and rotational grazing for producers who want to optimize forage and livestock production, increase market access, and conserve natural resources. This series was developed by ISU Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and industry staff to deliver...
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American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting in June

CONTACT: Tina Bowling, 800.944.2342 or tina.bowling@afgc.org Berea, Kentucky, May 15, 2011—The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) will host its Annual Meeting June 13-15, at French Lick Springs Hotel and Conference Center in French Lick, Indiana. The event is being hosted by the Indiana Forage Council. According to AFGC Executive Director, Tina Bowling, the event...
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Update for Veterinarians, May 18, 2011

I would like to invite you to attend the eighteenth “Update for Veterinarians” sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and ISU’s Experiment Station.  Discussions with local Veterinarians identified topics for this year’s event.  We have attempted to incorporate those ideas into this training at the McNay Farm. This program includes several topics of specific interest to beef practitioners.  We have included presentations from specialists...
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Upcoming Seminar: Grazing Systems for Iowa Beef Herds

Upcoming seminar by Dr Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Forage Specialist, and Joe Sellers, ISU Extension Beef Specialist.  They are discussing different types of grazing and feeding systems used in Iowa have pros and cons that effect production costs and cattle performance.  Don’t miss this! Two times and locations. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – 7:00 P.M. – Clarke...
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2011 Pasture Walks Announced

Please note: the June 29 pasture walk as been rescheduled to June 22. Hosted by: Northeast Iowa Graziers & Great River Graziers Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats 2011 Pasture walks have been announced. For a complete schedule DOWNLOAD HERE. Iowa Pasture-Walk contacts: LuAnn Rolling, NRCS, 563-568-2246 Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension Dairy, 563-382-2949 Denise Schwab, ISU Extension...
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Cattle Grazing on Public and Private Non-pasture Grasslands

Conference Proceedings Presentations (pdf) Grazing management — different strategies (Jim Russell and Joe Sellers, ISU) Importance of cattle to conservation and community (Paul Lasley, ISU) Grazing for wildlife? (Matt Dollison, IDNR) Grazing on CRP lands (Keri Jacobs, ISU) Grazing as management tool summit at Whiterock (Tolif Hunt, Whiterock Conservancy)

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