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Illinois Livestock Trail by UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION


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Illinois Livestock Trail

Western Illinois Grazing Conference

USDA-Risk Management Agency Illinois Grassland Conservation Initiative Western Illinois University Ag Department USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service University of Illinois Extension Illinois Forage and Grassland Council

8:00 Registration and Trade Show Ask the Experts - An opportunity to discuss your specific questions or problems on management, species, fertility, weed and insect control, watering systems, fencing, pasture establishment, record keeping, etc. Bring your aerial photos, maps, pictures, or diagrams if needed.

9:00 “Overview of Risk Factors and Management Options” Roger Staff, USDA-NRCS and Ken Nimrick, Western Illinois University

9:15 “Experiences with Annual Forage Crops” Cliff Little, Ohio State University

10:15 “Managing Risk with Tall Fescue Systems” Tom Kolkmeier, Pennington Seed

10:45 Break, Trade Show, Experts

11:00 “Allocating Forage Species Based on Farm and Class of Livestock” Steve Wallace, Barenbrug USA

11:30 “Characteristics and Potential of Brassica Species” Dave Robison, AMPAC Seed

12:00 Lunch, Trade Show, Experts

1:15 “Species Diversity” Jim Morrison, University of Illinois Extension

1:45 “Animal-Plant Risks” Dean Oswald, University of Illinois Extension

2:15 “Palatability of Cool Season Grasses” Cliff Little, Ohio State University

3:00 Ask the Experts

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