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Howell Co. Grazing School is in October


The Howell County office of the University of Missouri Extension, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains, will host this year’s grazing school from Oct. 4 through 6.

Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Oct 4 and 5 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6, with donuts, snacks, drinks and lunch provided.

Topics to be covered include The ‘Art and Science’ of Grazing; Soils Soil Management and Fertility; Plant Growth, Forage Quality and Persistence; Fencing and Water Systems; Matching Livestock and Forage Resources; Meeting Nutritional Needs of Livestock from Pasture; Layout and Design of Grazing Systems; Economics of Management-intensive Grazing; and outdoor field exercises and tour of producers’ farms.

Attendees are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.

The cost is $170 per person. If a second person from the same farm is attending the cost for that person is $75.

Register by Sept. 12 by calling the extension office, 417-256-2391.