2017 Grazing School

September 19-20, 2017 | UGA Athens Campus | Athens, Ga

The 2017 Georgia Advanced Grazing School is now one for the recordbooks. However, if you are interested in delving deeper into these topics, additional grazing information is provided here. Below are links to all the materials that were in the Grazing School notebook, and a few other articles that are only available on the web. For those who would like to download the entire 2017 Grazing School notebook as a pdf eBook, click here for part 1 and part 2. (Caution: this notebook is 350+ pages long and the file is 60+ MB in total, so a high-speed internet connection is RECOMMENDED.)

Table of Contents

  1. Manipulating forage growth and grazing behavior
  2. Southern Forages: Forage yield, distribution, and quality
  3. Segregating herds based on animal class and nutiritonal need
  4. Optimizing the size, number, and layout of your paddocks
  5. Sketching out the Ideal: Planning the grazing system
  6. Economics of Better Grazing Management
  7. "The Power of One Wire"
  8. Water supply and fencing options
  9. Review of research results from the Better Grazing Project
  10. Legume nitrogen fixation
  11. Benefits of crop rotation and multi-species mixtures
  12. Get your hands dirty! - Quick hands-on demonstrations
  13. The role and management of dung beetles in pastures
  14. Earthworm populations in the soil
  15. Soil organic matter benefits
  16. Soil compaction and the lay of the land
  17. Nutrient cycling and loss in pasture-based systems: Implications for fertilization
  18. Soil health measures: Interpretation and practical application
  19. Good grazing = Inc. soil moisture, Inc. soil health, and lower erosion
  20. Appendix: Demonstrations, Farm Profiles, and Misc. Resources