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Grazing lands health workshop scheduled for March 14 at Piiholo Ranch

News from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service
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HONOLULU, March 7, 2014 — How well does your grazing practice score? The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is partnering with the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, and the Hawaii Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) to provide a hands-on workshop for ranchers and land managers on Maui.
“This is an exciting opportunity to learn from the best,” said Christine Clarke, Acting Director for the NRCS Pacific Islands Area.  “NRCS continues to support land/pasture systems, animal performance improvement on grazing land, stocking rates, and improving grazing strategies.”
The practical one-day workshop will be held at the Piiholo Ranch on Maui from 9am to 4pm on March 14th. Registration through the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Registration covers materials and beverages. Please bring your own lunch. The course typically costs $160 per person, but the Hawaii GLCI and NRCS are underwriting most of the expenses to provide a reduced cost to you. Space is limited so please contact the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council at (808) 885-5599. Let us know if you require special accommodations. Pre-registration is required to get an accurate headcount.
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