University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Southwest Center
Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County

Workshop Information

Tomato Field Day

Ag. Education Day
* September 11, 2014

Field Day
* September 12, 2014

SW CTR Grazing Dairy



Contact us
Email: Carla Rathmann

Horticulture Questions:
Email: Andy Thomas

David Cope
14548 Highway H
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
Phone: 417-466-2148
FAX: 417-466-2109

2011 Southwest Center Grazing School

A three-day seminar on management-intensive grazing for
Economic and environmental sustainability at the

University of Missouri - Southwest Research Center

417-466-7682, ext. 3

Mt. Vernon, Missouri
May 24th , 25th , & 26th 2011

Topics include:
  • The "Art and Science" of Grazing
  • Soil Basics and Fertility
  • Plant Growth
  • Fencing and Water Systems
  • Matching Livestock and Forage Resources
  • Meeting Nutritional Needs of Livestock from pasture
  • Layout and Design of Grazing Systems
  • Economics of Management-intensive Grazing
  • Plus, Outdoor Field Exercises and Tour of Producersí Farms

(Dress appropriately for weather conditions)

Please Note: This is the "basic" grazing school that is applicable to all types of livestock. Completion of this school may help qualify you for cost-share programs (check with your local NRCS office for more information).

Registration Information: Maximum enrollment is 45 people. Registration is $85 per person or $125 for couples (couples share one set of printed materials). Registration forms and payment must be received no later than May 15th. This fee includes the Missouri Grazing Handbook, Forages and Weeds of Pastures, Watering Systems for Serious Graziers, Electric Fencing for Serious Graziers and a grazing stick, as well as lunches and refreshments during breaks. Classes begin at 8:00am on all days and will end at approx. 5pm each day.

Motel accommodations are available in Mt. Vernon; Super 8 Motel 417-461-0230.

The Southwest Center is located 4 miles southwest of Mt. Vernon on Hwy H, and can be easily reached from I-44 via Exit 38 or Exit 44 (see map to the right). Registration deadline is May, 15, 2011.

Printable Registration Form

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