Cattle producers, farmers and farm businesses in south-central Iowa will learn about the latest crop production and grazing research and trends during the fall field day Aug. 6 at Iowa State University’s McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.
Sessions will include “Grazing Cover Crops,” by Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension field agronomist; “Pasture Weed Management,” by Elyssa Trejo, Corteva Agriscience range and pasture specialist; “Growing Season Recap,” by Josh Michel, ISU Extension field agronomist; and “Grazing Season Update and Recent Projects,” by Chris Clark, ISU Extension beef specialist.
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“This field day will provide cattle producers, farmers and ag retailers the opportunity to hear and talk to people who are experts in their fields, and who will focus on some challenges facing agriculture in Iowa, such as grazing opportunities and weed management,” Michel says.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the field day starts at 5 p.m., with a free meal provided by the Lucas County Cattlemen. This will be followed by a “Farm and Projects Update” by the ISU research farm staff. The evening tour is free and open to the public.
The McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm is at 45249 170th Ave., Chariton. Signs are posted for directions to the farm off Highway 34, west of Chariton; or off Highway 65, south of Lucas.
To preregister by Aug. 2 or for more information, contact Josh Michel at 563-581-7828, firstname.lastname@example.org; research farm co-manager Brad Evans at 641-766-6465, email@example.com; or research farm co-manager Logan Wallace at 641-766-6465, firstname.lastname@example.org.