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The Anderson County Extension Office will offer three educational programs starting March 21.
With increased fertilizer prices, hay is becoming much more expensive to purchase or to bale on your own, according to a news release.
In recent years the Anderson County Extension office has looked at a number of crops and alternative forages to extend the grazing season and reduce your dependence upon stored feeds.
The office will be hosting a workshop March 21, titled Strategies for Maximizing the Grazing Season.
The program starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $10 and we request you register by Friday, March 15.
Our office number is 839-7271. The program is as follows:
Strategies for Maximizing the Grazing Season
Anderson County Extension Office
Moderator: Dr. Garry D. Lacefield, Extension Forage Specialist University of Kentucky, Research & Education Center, Princeton
8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration: $10 Lunch provided by the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association
9 – 9:30 a.m. Optimize Grazing & Minimizing Stored Feed
Dr. Garry Lacefield, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Extending the Grazing Season Edward Ballard, Animal Systems Educator, Retired University of Illinois Extension
10:15 – 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35 – 11:05 a.m. Nutritional Value of Alternative Forages, Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Kentucky
11:05 – 11:50 a.m. 300 Day Grazing System. Dr. Glen Aiken, Research Animal Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture, Lexington
11:50 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Prepared by Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association
12:30 p.m. Farmer Panel
12:30 – 1 p.m. “My Experiences with Extended Grazing” James R. Smith, Anderson County Farmer
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Quality Forage Equals Quality Livestock, Bill Payne, Lincoln County Farmer
1:30 – 2 p.m.
Experiences with Grazing
Russell Hackley, Grayson County Farmer, 2-2:30 p.m. Farmer Panel Questions and Answers
2:30 p.m. Adjourn
The second program is a One Day In-depth Fencing School. The fencing school will be held March 28.
The classroom instruction will be held at the Anderson County Extension Office till 1 p.m.
Then we will move to the Terry Peach farm just off Highway 62 (2 tenths of mile off 127) for our Hands on Fence Building.
Because we truly do want this to be hands on, class size is limited to 30 people.
Registration will be $30 which includes lunch and a notebook of the fencing materials.
Please register by March 18 if you are interested.
The program below will cover high tensile and woven wire fence construction.
Anderson County Fencing School 2013
Anderson County Extension Office
March 28 for Farmers and Agents
Classroom limit of 30 per day, Registration $30
Morning Classroom Sessions 8:30-12:10 at the Anderson County Extension Office
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Clint Quarles. Ky. Fencing Laws – What is the Legal Definition of a Fence? 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Jeremy McGill, Gallagher
“Concepts for an Effective Power Fence System”
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Buddy Rowlett
Stay Tuff Fencing Construction and Foundations
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Tommy Yankey, Anderson County Extension Agent for Agriculture Ky. Commonwealth Map
11:50 – noon: Randal Rock, Lead District Conservationist, Shelbyville Service Center Review of Available Programs
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 4:30 p.m. Hands on Fence Building at Peach Farm to be taught by local fence contractor, David Cartinhour, Jeremy McGill and Buddy Rowlett.
Hands On: Fence
Construction and review fence ready to go, fence design, Fence Lay Out, Post Driving, Brace Construction, Stretching Fence, Tying Wire or Using Grips, Electric Fencing Basics and New Techniques, Q & A at each station.
Fence Lay-Out, Driving Posts, Drilling in Rock, Building Braces “H and Floating”
Fixed Knot High Tinsel Wire Installation
Electric Fence Installations, Permanent and Temporary
Return to previous stations of your choice for more Q & A Hands on Review.
The third program is called the Master Marketer Program. This program will introduce participants to the feeder cattle futures market, explain how contracts are traded and how margin accounts work.
Budgets will be used to examine the profitability of various stockering, backgrounding, and post weaning programs.
Cost for the five-week program is $45.
For a more in-depth description of each session please contact our office.
Register by March 22.
All meetings will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office.
The program is as follows:
Master Marketer Program
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
March 26 – April 23, 2013
At the Fayette County Extension Office
1140 Red Mile Place
Cost: $45 per person
Contact your local Extension Agent for registration and payment.
Deadline for Registration: March 18.
Session 1: March 26, “Decision Making for Stocker Operations” by Dr. Greg Halich
Session 2: April 2, “Using Futures and Options to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle” by Dr. Kenny Burdine
Session 3: April 9, “Advanced Futures and Options Strategies for Feeder Cattle Price Risk Management” by Dr. Kenny Burdine
Session 4: April 16, “Opportunities in the Market Place – Traditional & Non-Traditional” by Jim Akers, Bluegrass Stockyards
Session 5: April 23, “Feeder Calves Quality, Price Discovery, and Sale Day Consideration” by Kevin Laurent