COLUMBUS - A grazing school which will focus on ways forage managers can better utilize their resources to meet the goals of their operation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Cherokee County Extension 4-H Building in Columbus. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. The event will feature speakers from the Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas Extension Systems, as well as pasture tours and a tour of a fall fescue fertilization plot.

Topics to be discussed include:

“Utilizing Your Resources to Meet Your Goals”

“Grazing’s Effect on Plant Growth and Development”

“Animal Nutrient Needs”

“Matching Forage Resources to Your Herd”

“Economics of Different Grazing Systems”

Tours of two different pasture systems

Fall Fescue Fertilization Demonstration

This meeting is jointly sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, Cherokee County, Southwind District, and Wildcat District. Cost for the meeting will be $10 per person, which is payable at the door. To facilitate planning for the meal which will be provided please call the Cherokee County Extension office at (620) 429-3849 by Oct. 6. The meeting location is 114 W. Country Road in Columbus.

Kansas State University is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, contact Dale Helwig, Cherokee County Extension (620) 429 3849 or email dhelwig@ksu.edu.