Pasture Management Course

An 8-Week Course on improving the health and productivity of your pastures and the profitability of your animals. Begins Thursday evening, Feb. 22, 2018, 6 pm.  Course details, page 2 of the Printable Flyer

COURSE FEE: Before Jan. 22, 2018: $250; after Jan. 22: $300
Farm partner discount: $50 off for the second person from the same farm, $200 one/$250 two

TO REGISTER ON LINE: http://bit.ly/JacksonExtAgriculture or call 541-776-7371
If you need help with registration, contact OSU Small Farms, paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu

LOCATION: Thursday evening classes will be held at the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District Office: 89 Alder St. Central Point, OR.

Instructors: Gordon Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Practice General Agriculture, OSU Extension. Charles Boyer, B.S.Range Management, University of Idaho Charlie is a local forage expert specializing in water-limited rangelands. Charilie is a Director for the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District. Angie Boudro,M.S Animal Science, UC Davis. Angie is an  independent contractor and consultant passionate about regenerative agriculture. She is a popular local instructor. Your registration includes a copy of Management-intensive Grazing by Jim Gerrish, and copies of the lecture slides.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE

  • Developing management goals
  • Your rights and legal responsibilities
  • Plant physiology, growth, and identification
  • Soil fertility, health, and management in pasture
  • Paddock and fencing design and materials
  • Forage budgeting, hay cost, and extending the grazing season
  • Raising small ruminants on pasture and browse vs. forage
  • Water rights, watering facility use and design
  • Intensive grazing and ultra-high density grazing
  • ODA meat marketing and labeling laws
  • Busines and marketing plans
  • Putting it all together and developing your plan

And for more information, contact Gordon Jones: 541-776-7371

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