The Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program in collaboration with other land grant universities (Auburn, Langston, and Mississippi State), Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service, and PadmaDal Memorial Foundation is conducting a 2-day training program – Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management (goat focus) for field agricultural professionals and livestock producers. Training will be conducted on March 25-26, 2014; March 24 and 27 will be the travel dates for those who will be coming a long way to Tuskegee.
The objective of this program is to train field-level Extension and technical assistance personnel (hereafter field personnel) and livestock producers in year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management in the Southeast Region. The trained field personnel are expected to educate and help goat producers in the Southeastern Region make their production system more sustainable through pasture improvement and sustainable grazing management.
Major Training Topics
The training will consists of various topics relevant to year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management, such as agronomic aspects of forage production, sustainable grazing/browsing management, suitable forage species for developing year-round grazing systems for goats and cattle, grazing facilities for different grazing systems, browse species, supplementary feeding, weed management, resource conservation, and economics. Each topic will include hands-on activities
Detailed information (including program flyer, agenda, and registration form) is available at this link: http://drkarkiu.blogspot.com/2014/01/sustainable-year-round-forage.html