Monday and Tuesday, August 13th and 14th from 8:30am - 5:00pm
Jim Gerrish, well-known Idaho rancher, researcher, grazing educator, author and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School, will deliver a 2-day workshop in Topeka, Kansas. The workshop will be tailored for the grasses, forages, rainfall, growing conditions and grazing potential in the Topeka area. Attendees will learn information and management skills that will improve production and profitability on the topics of: getting the most from your pastures, kicking the hay habit, grazing system design, stocking rates, carrying capacity, planning for year-round grazing, and balancing forage supply with animal demand. Gerrish has over twenty years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while he was on the faculty of the University of Missouri, and twenty years of commercial cattle and sheep production on his farm. The workshop is made available by a grant awarded to the Kansas Rural Center from the USDA Risk Management Agency. Kansas Farmers Union, Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, and Kansas SARE are joining KRC as co-sponsors.
Registration fees, which include lunch and beverages, are $80 per individual for each workshop; and $50 per workshop for high school or college students. Please register for food count by August 8.