Dale Kirkham will facilitate and lead the discussion for ranchers, range specialists and others in attendance at the Look and Learn – Pasture Walks. Five afternoon pasture walks will be held in June – North East, South East, North Central, South Central and West Central.
Five area ranchers will host a pasture walk. An area Range specialist for that area of the state, along with Dr. Dale Kirkham, range specialist will lead each walk that includes rangeland education and grazing management. Ranchers will have opportunities for hands on pasture experience to develop skills by actually observing plant communities, grazing situations, learning plant identification, evaluating soil, and practicing with instructor help and group discussion.
For more information and the schedule contact Mary Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 785-562-8726.
Amazing Grazing is a collaboration of the Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Graziers Association. Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center & USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under Award Number 2012-49200-20032. Project partners include: Kansas Alliance for Wetlands & Streams, Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, K-State Research and Extension, Farm Credit Associations of Kansas, Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops, and NRCS-Kansas.