Pasture Management Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, August 21 2012 to Thursday, August 23

Location: Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center

SALMON, Idaho -- A pasture management professional development workshop is planned Aug. 21-23 at the University of Idaho Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center near Salmon.

Workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of forate plant structure, growth, development, phsiiology, management, nutritional value and contributions to agricultural sustainability.

The research and extension center is operated by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and features a commercial-scale cattle herd that is reliant on irrigated pasture next to Idaho's famed Salmon River.

Participants will learn the concepts and nature of scientific investation through lab and field exercises. The workshop will stress principles and relationships that can be applied later to specific cases in the design and management of sustainable forage-livestock systems.

The professional development workshop is focused on college-educated participants, most with advanced degrees in agriculture or biological sciences with a basic understanding of plant biology.

The workshop will include lectures, discussion, reading, problem-solving exercises in the field and exams.
More information is available from Glenn Shewmaker, University of Idaho Extension forage specialist at (208) 423-6678 or gshew@uidaho.edu