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Grazing topic of Feb. 5 program

Published: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

STOCKTON – The Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference will be Feb. 5 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 223 E. Front Ave, The day will start at 9 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. with a lunch provided.

A variety of topics will be covered. The morning will begin with two general session topics: Converting cropland to pasture: Why you should consider it, and pasture rental agreements. The remainder of the morning will be spent in breakout three sessions:

If I knew then what I know now, or create flexibility with fencing and water options; setting up a successful grazing operation, or extending the grazing season; and forage and livestock disorders, or renovating endophyte-infested tall fescue pastures. After lunch, there will be we will finish the day with three general session topics, grazing cornstalks, the economics; grazing woodlots, challenges and opportunities; and grass finishing.

To register, contact the University of Illinois Extension at web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or 815- 858-2273. Registration is $20 by Jan. 31 and $30 thereafter.

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