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Friday, December 6 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Grass Growth and Response to Grazing

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This first half of this presentation covers the science behind how grass grows and responds during different weather conditions throughout the year. In the second half, we discuss how we can apply grazing management using what we learned about grass growth so that our grazing treatments can have a positive effect on plant communities, the pasture, and the ranch. As always group discussion is encouraged! Grazing, turning grass into meat, is the ultimate in sustainable, input-free food production when done right. My goal is to help participants be better than they are already at grazing mgmt. so grass-animal production can be a viable component of their operation.

Speakers
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Rick Caquelin

Area Range Specialist, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
I have been working with landowners on grazing land issues across MT for 30 years. I live at Stanford, MT where my wife and I helped raise our family and run about 100 cows in a cow/calf operation.

Moderators
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Jess Alger

Farmer/Rancher, Alger Ranch
Jess Alger, MOA Board Member, graduated from MSU in 1971 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. He returned to the Alger family ranch near Stanford where he worked for his Dad until 1981, after which he bought the place. He first certified his cropland in 2000 and his cattle were certified... Read More →


Friday December 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am MST
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