Missouri Native Grass Management Conference


Dates and Locations:

July 12, 2022 - Southwest Research Extension Education Center; Mt Vernon
July 14, 2022
- North Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center; Cornett Farm, Linneus

Native warm season grasses provide a forage that allow producers to maximize opportunities for improved grazing and haying on their property.  In addition, with increased fertilizer costs, native grasses are getting a new look and interest from producers interested in incorporating these grasses into their grazing systems.

Morning Session

• Overview of Native Grasses and their Importance in Forage/Grazing Systems: Patrick Keyser, Center for Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee 

• Native Warm Season Grass Establishment: Tim Schnakenberg and Valerie Tate, MU Extension Agronomy Field Specialists

• Native Warm Season Grass Management for Grazing and Hay Production:  Patrick Keyser

• Native Warm Season Grass as a Forage for Livestock Nutrition:  Eric Bailey, State Beef Extension Specialist, MU Animal Sciences Research Center 

Afternoon Session

• Economics and Budgets for Native Grasses: Joe Horner, MU Extension Agricultural Economics

• Managing Native Grasses for Wildlife/Conservation:  Rick Rath and Seth Barriotz, Missouri Department of Conservation

• Creating Diversity in Native Grass Stands using Forb and Legumes: Harley Naumann, MU Plant Sciences  

• State and Federal Cost-Share Programs: Selma Mascaro, State Grazing Specialist, USDA NRCS 

• Field Tours: Showcasing how native grasses are used in grazing systems and for forage production

Cost:  FREE and includes lunch.

Register online or call
Mt. Vernon location  417-357-6812
Linneus location   660-895-5123

MU/MDC Native Grass Extension Project

Missouri Department of Conservation
Center for Grasslands Management at the University of Tennesee

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