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Grazing management workshop for landowners

Producers are invited to attend a USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) summer series workshop in Clarendon on Sept. 3, 2008 at Clarendon College.

The GLCI program is sponsoring the workshop that will include presentations and outdoor demonstrations presented by the NRCS, Donley County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Texas AgriLife Extension. The workshop will be held in the Bairfield Activity Center on the campus of Clarendon College.

Landowners can expect to receive valuable information on managing grazing lands through classroom instruction during the morning session, followed in the afternoon with practical demonstrations providing hands-on forage production and management instruction in the field.

A $25 registration fee will include lunch and a newly published handbook titled, Managing My Piece of Texas. The how-to guide was developed to assist landowners in managing grazing lands across Texas. Landowners will learn to estimate forage production, grazeable acres, and setting proper stocking rates, among other grazing management principles.

To register for the workshop, call the Donley County SWCD office in the USDA Service Center at (806) 874-3561 ext. 3. Deadline for registration will be August 29. For more information on managing grazing lands visit the GLCI website or the Texas NRCS website.

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