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Friday, January 15
 

9:00am PST

Advanced Grazing Topics with Jim Gerrish: Part 1--Getting the Most Out of Your Pastures
  • Are you a farmer who has been managing pasture for a few years?
  • Do you want to farm for environmental benefits AND to make money?
  • Are you ready to move your grazing knowledge to a new level?

This day-long workshop is intended for pasture managers who have moved beyond the basics and are focused on refining and improving their systems.  Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US and internationally. He has 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and co-founded a multi-day grazing management program that has been duplicated in fifteen other states. 

Part 1: : If you want to get the most out of your pastures, focus on the things you can control. You can’t control the price of oil or steel, so keep those things to a minimum in your business. In this session we will learn how to capture more solar energy with every acre, how to get more water into your soil, how to keep minerals cycling efficiently through your pastures, and how to create more biodiversity across and through your pasture landscape.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Gerrish

Jim Gerrish

Owner, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US andinternationally. He currently lives in the Pahsimeroi Valley in central Idaho and works with numerous ranchers across the US, Canada... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Theatre

10:45am PST

Advanced Grazing Topics with Jim Gerrish: Part 2--Stock density: The most powerful tool in the grazier's Toolbox
  • Are you a farmer who has been managing pasture for a few years?
  • Do you want to farm for environmental benefits AND to make money?
  • Are you ready to move your grazing knowledge to a new level?

This day-long workshop is intended for pasture managers who have moved beyond the basics and are focused on refining and improving their systems.  Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US and internationally. He has 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and co-founded a multi-day grazing management program that has been duplicated in fifteen other states. 

Part 2:
What is the difference between stocking rate and stock density? How do you know what is the right stock density on your farm today? How do you really use stock density as a management tool? We will talk about all of these topics in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Gerrish

Jim Gerrish

Owner, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US andinternationally. He currently lives in the Pahsimeroi Valley in central Idaho and works with numerous ranchers across the US, Canada... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm PST
Theatre

1:00pm PST

Advanced Grazing Topics with Jim Gerrish: Part 3--Pasture-Finished Beef on Perennial Pastures
  • Are you a farmer who has been managing pasture for a few years?
  • Do you want to farm for environmental benefits AND to make money?
  • Are you ready to move your grazing knowledge to a new level?

This day-long workshop is intended for pasture managers who have moved beyond the basics and are focused on refining and improving their systems.  Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US and internationally. He has 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and co-founded a multi-day grazing management program that has been duplicated in fifteen other states. 

Part 3:
What does it take to finish high-quality pasture-finished beef? Learn how to use less than ideal pastures to still create a premium beef product. Remember, what you do with it is more important than what it is.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Gerrish

Jim Gerrish

Owner, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US andinternationally. He currently lives in the Pahsimeroi Valley in central Idaho and works with numerous ranchers across the US, Canada... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Theatre

2:45pm PST

Advanced Grazing Topics with Jim Gerrish: Part 4--The Dollars and Cents of Grazing
  • Are you a farmer who has been managing pasture for a few years?
  • Do you want to farm for environmental benefits AND to make money?
  • Are you ready to move your grazing knowledge to a new level?

This day-long workshop is intended for pasture managers who have moved beyond the basics and are focused on refining and improving their systems.  Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US and internationally. He has 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and co-founded a multi-day grazing management program that has been duplicated in fifteen other states. 

Part 4:
How do you figure out whether or not a particular pasture improvement project will pay off. Everything from basic fertilization to putting in a Cadillac stock water system can be evaluated with a few basic pieces of information and a plan.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Gerrish

Jim Gerrish

Owner, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US andinternationally. He currently lives in the Pahsimeroi Valley in central Idaho and works with numerous ranchers across the US, Canada... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Theatre