Gain insight to improve your soil and pasture, extend your grazing season utilizing various annuals, and evaluate cattle for increased efficiency. Hands-on cattle evaluation and pasture walk are included in conference.


Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:00 am to 5:00 pm


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Agenda

 

7:00 - 8:00 am Arrival and Registration
   
8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome
  - NRCS, Conservation District and Bob VanKirk (4 Seasons Farm)
   
8:10 - 8:20 am Renaissance Nutrition
   
8:20 - 9:45 am Adaptive Grazing and Forage Management for Optimum Productivity, Soil Health Building, and Profitability
  - Dr. Allen Williams
   
  Best Practices Incorporating Annuals into the Graiing Program to Improve Soil and Expand the Grazing Season
  - Dr. Allen Williams
   
9:45 - 10:00 am BREAK
   
10:00 -11:00 am Breeding Cattle for Optimal Performance on Grass
  - Jeremy Engh
   
11:00 - 12:00 pm Discussion on Soil Tests (Host Farm Bio/Haney Test Available) and Pasture Walk
  - Jeremy Engh and Dr. Allen Williams
   
12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH
   
1:00 - 2:00 pm Role of Epigenetic Factors in Soil, Plant, and Animal Performance and Health
  - Dr. Allen Williams
   
2:00 - 3:00 pm Evaluation of Cattle (Visual, Performance Records, EPDs, Lakota Bull Test)
  - Jeremy Engh
   
3:00 - 3:15 pm BREAK
   
3:15 - 4:00 pm Visual Evaluation of Cattle in Pens and Ultrasound Demo to Determine Carcass Quality
  - Jeremy Engh and Dr. Allen Williams
   
4:00 - 5:00 pm Optional Tour of Coleman Farm: Multi- Paddock Graiing System with Spring Development and Solar Pumping Station
  - Jeremy Engh and Dr. Allen Williams