The ninth annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. with a trade show featuring pasture and range equipment and supplies. At 9:00 a.m. the presentations will begin.
The morning session will feature a presentation on Stream Management given by Sandy Wyman who is a Rangeland Management Specialist with the National Riparian Service Team from Prineville, Oregon. Sandy will discuss tools and techniques that assist with grazing management strategies to improve stream areas.
The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a presentation on Invasive Plant Management given by Dr. Tony Svejcar a Rangeland Scientist with the Agricultural Research Service from Burns, Oregon. Dr. Svejcar will discuss managing livestock to control invasive annual grasses.
The afternoon session will conclude with the popular Producerís Perspective. This year a panel of three producers will discuss their management strategies. Joe Chicane will talk about his success with growing millet to provide forage for his cattle. Neil Uptmor will share his efforts with grazing canola and Eric Hasselstrom will talk on his grazing program on pasture and timberlands.
Everyone is invited to attend the conference. Cost of the conference is $15 if you pre-register by December 23rd. Cost at the door is $20. Registration includes lunch which will be served at noon. Please call the Idaho County NRCS office at 208-983-1046, ext. 3., to register.
The North Central Idaho Grazing Conference is being sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension System; Idaho Association of Conservation Districts, Division 2; Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Idaho State Soil Conservation Commission.