Featuring Doug Darrow’s mob grazing system, on land recently converted from cropland to pasture. Doug will explain his design considerations for fencing and watering systems, and the challenges he’s encountered. Mob grazing consists of high density stocking rates in divided pastures where cattle are moved daily. Each grazing event is followed by an extended rest period that allows for optimum soil, plant, and animal performance.
Rick Bednarek, NRCS Soil Scientist, will be taking soil samples in various pasture areas and discuss soil health in relation their historical usage.
Pat Wall, ISU Grazing Specialist, and Jess Jackson, NRCS Grazing Specialist, will also be available to share their expertise.
Directions 1 mi south of Interstate 80 (exit 230) then ½ mi east on 360th St and then ½ mi south on Calkins
A luncheon will be served. If you will stay for lunch please RSVP at 319-337-2322 ext 3. Other questions, contact Ruth Izer at the above number. Dress for walking and being in the field. Rain date 9/25/2014.
This event is sponsored by the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District