Pasture Recovery Workshops Scheduled in Eastern Iowa

Many pastures in Iowa were stressed in 2020, either from dry conditions, storm damage, or over grazing. Pasture grasses require rest, nutrition, and proper management to reach optimum production. Several meetings will be held in northeast Iowa to focus on pasture recovery in 2021.

Topics will include evaluating the current forage status to develop a plan of action, tools, and techniques to provide recovery for existing pastures, renovation practices for severely damaged pastures, and grazing techniques to provide for long-term production of pastures. The program is also designed for participant interaction.

Programs will be held beginning at 1:00 pm at the following locations:

February 15, Tama Co Extension office

February 18, Fayette Fairgrounds Dance Pavilion

February 22, Buchanan Heartland Acres

February 23, Edgewood Event Center

February 25, Jackson Fairgrounds Pearson Hall        

Due to COVID restrictions, preregistration is REQUIRED, and attendance is limited for some sessions. Masks will be required and please social distance yourself. Call to register:

Buchanan County  319 – 334 -7161

Delaware County   563 – 927- 4201

Fayette County      563 – 425 – 3331

Jackson County     563 – 652 – 4923

Tama County         641- 484 – 2703

This event is co-sponsored by the Buchanan, Delaware, Fayette, Jackson and Tama County Extension districts, ISU Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Beef Center.  For more information, please contact Denise Schwab at 319-472-4739 or email at dschwab@iastate.edu.

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