Cattlemen interested in learning the latest grazing techniques should plan to attend the Pasture Walk and Grazing Demonstration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at Lake Country Farm near Arley, Ala.
The Pasture Walk will be held from 9 a.m. until noon. The event is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Pasture Walk will allow those in attendance to view rotational and mob grazing practices in place at a working farm. The workshop will also cover several other topics.
• Cattle herd health and biosecurity;
• Role of dung beetles in the pasture ecosystem;
• USDA programs available to assist with pasture improvement and grazing management;
• The New and Beginning Farmers Program.
The workshop is free but pre-registration is encouraged. You can pre-register by contacting the Winston County Extension Office at (205) 489-5376. If you need special accommodations to fully participate in the walking portion of the workshop, make those requests when you pre-register.
Lake Country Farm is located northeast of Arley near the intersection of Alabama Highway 41 and Winston County Road 199. From Alabama Highway 41, turn onto County Road 199 and drive 0.4 miles to the farm. It will be the fourth driveway on the left. Participants should park along County Road 199.
County Road 199 is located 5.6 miles south of the intersection of Alabama Highway 41 and U.S. Highway 278 junction in Addison. The approximate address to the event location is 650 County Road 199, Arley, Ala. 35541.
For more information, contact Lyndi Jury at (256) 309-4339 or Robert Spencer at (256) 689-0274.