Jim is author of two books Management-intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming published in 2004 and Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide to Year-Around Grazing published in 2010. Jim writes for The Stockman Grass-Farmer magazine.
Topics to be covered: Getting the Most from Your Pastures and Building a Better Solar Panel, Kick the Hay Habit, and Grazing System Design.
The itinerary for August 16-20, 2011 is as follows:
Wednesday, August 17 – Hays, Whiskey Creek Restaurant Meeting Rooms.
Thursday, August 18 – Garden City, Lee Richardson Zoo, Finnup Center
Saturday, August 20 – Holton, Evangel United Methodist Family Life Center
Registration and networking among ranchers will start at 9:00 a.m. with the workshop running 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*The August 19th Emporia workshop, held in conjunction with Flint Hills Beef Fest, will start at 7:15 a.m. with a free breakfast and additional speakers; Jim will start 10:30 or so.
Ranch managers will learn grazing information and management skills that will improve production and profitability. Bring any questions and Jim will answer them.
This workshop is made available due to a grant award to the Kansas Rural Center from the USDA Risk Management Agency. Kansas Farmers Union along with Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition and Kansas SARE are joining KRC as co-sponsors.
Additional Registrant: $25/person
Special pricing for Emporia: $10