An assortment of conservation topics will be presented by USDA, university, and other technical specialists in the coming months. When applicable, conservation webinars provide professional certification credits for American Forage and Grassland Council, Certified Crop Advisors, Conservation Planning, Society of American Foresters, Society for Range Management, and The Wildlife Society.
Webinar announcements are released approximately 30 days in advance and provide more information and instructions to join the presentation.
Resting pastures between grazing periods is critical to maintaining or improving soil health in grazed pasture systems. Oftentimes, poor grazing management is a result of producers not appreciating the effectiveness of electric fence, or because producers have had bad experiences with them. This webinar will focus on how to make effective use of temporary electric fencing for a variety of livestock species. Basic management and troubleshooting of electric fences will be covered as well as species-specific temporary fencing techniques. The discussion will include effective management of electric fences for cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry. More information available HERE.
Join us as we learn from two of the best: Dr. Dwayne Beck and Dr. Wendy Taheri. Dr. Beck will be discussing the importance of crop rotations and diversity for soil health and productivity and carbon sequestration. Dr. Taheri will be discussing the critical role of abuscular mycorrhiza in crop production and how you can increase your levels. We will also be taking a field tour (weather permitting) of double crop sunflowers with a 10 way companion crop mix and view a working demonstration of a small press crushing oil out of sunflowers and how that oil can be utilized to help power your farming operation. Elwyn Beck will be on hand to answer questions about biofuel production, use and equipment. Dan Forgey will also be joining us to address crop diversity and crop rotation. More information available HERE.