Grazing conference set for Jan. 7
The tenth annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 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 begin with a presentation on Grazing Crop Aftermath and Extending the Fall Grazing season by Jim Church, University of Idaho Extension Educator.  Geremy Nelson, with the Farm Service Agency will speak on CRP Grazing.  The morning session will conclude with Gretchen Hyde and John Blair speaking on Managing Rangeland.
The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a presentation on Identifying Predators of Cattle and Documenting Predator Kills given by Todd Grimm, the Idaho State Director of Wildlife Services.  Senator Ogden Driskill and Jim Magagna from Wyoming will give a presentation on Conservation and Agriculture Easements.
The afternoon session will conclude with the popular Producerís Perspective.  This year a panel of four producers will discuss their management strategies.  Tom Gehring will talk on adding lime to soil and new forage production.  Eric Hasselstrom will talk on aerial seeding of red clover on stubble.  Denny Dau will talk on inter-seeding rangeland pasture with black peas and Drew Leitch will discuss cover crops and grazing.
Everyone is invited to attend the conference.  Cost of the conference is $15 if you pre-register by December 20th.  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.

 


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