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Brenda Hileman
Office Support Assistant, serving Union County
University of Illinois Extension
515 E Vienna St., Suite G
Anna, IL 62906
Phone: 618-833-6363
FAX: 618-833-6304

Heart of America Grazing Conference

Heart of America Grazing Conference

Livestock producers looking for the latest information on forages, grazing techniques and pasture management have the opportunity to attend the 11th annual Heart of America Grazing Conference on January 25-26, 2012.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Mt Vernon, Illinois. Registration is $35 per day per person or $50 for both days. Late registration paid after January 13 is $70.

The conference is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council, Illinois Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Association, Illinois Forage and Grassland Council, Indiana Forage Council, Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, Kentucky Grassland Conservation Initiative, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Missouri Forage and Grassland Council, Missouri Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois Extension, University of Missouri Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Each year the Heart of America Grazing Conference rotates among five states--Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky--and features speakers from all five states concerning a wide variety of grazing topics.

Topics being covered include:

  • the benefits of grazing and adding clover to pastures,
  • mob grazing,
  • role of novel fescues,
  • grazing for parasite prevention,
  • use of co-products in grazing programs,
  • dairy grazing,
  • pasture management,
  • cover crops.

Certified crop advisor credits will be offered.

For more information, contact:

Teresa Steckler, PhD.
Extension Specialist, Commercial Agriculture
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
Rt 1, Box 256
Simpson, IL 62985
phone: (618) 695-4917; fax: (618) 695-4917

On-Line Conference Registration for Attendees.

On-Line Registration for Exhibitors or Sponsors.

If you need a reasonable accomodation to participate in this program, please email me the request.