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AR Fall Grazing Road Show
Weeds are a common problem in Arkansas pastures; however, many weeds are more nutritious than the grass that surrounds them and are actually palatable to cattle – they just don’t know it. The Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition will be hosting the 2013 Fall Grazing Road Show featuring Kathy Voth (www.livestockforlandscapes.com) who, using discoveries made by researchers at Utah State University, and decades of animal behavior studies, developed a method for training cows to eat weeds in as little as 10 hours over 10 days. With very little investment, producers can teach their cows, who will, in time, teach their calves how to eat weeds. Learn this process and turn weeds into cattle feed.
a. AR Grazing Road Show, Session 1. Thursday, December 12th at 5:30pm in Quitman at Quitman High School. Cost will be $10 per person (meal included) payable at the door. Call the Cleburne County USDA-NRCS at 501-362-2628 x3 to pre-register by Dec 10. All proceeds will go to the Quitman FFA Chapter, who will be providing the meal.
b. AR Grazing Road Show, Session 2. Friday, December 13th at 6:30pm in Harrison at North Arkansas College, Durand Conference Center B. Cost will be $10 per person (meal included) payable at the door. Call the Boone County Conservation District at 870-741-8600 x3 for more information.
c. AR Grazing Road Show, Session 3. Saturday, December 14th at 9 am in Fayetteville at the University of Arkansas Pauline Whitaker Arena. After Kathy’s presentation, Dr. Ron Morrow, retired Grazing Lands Specialist with the NRCS will help relate this topic to grazing operations in Northwest Arkansas. Cost will be $10 for adults. For more information, contact the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service at 479-444-1755.
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