Linda Geist

STOCKTON, Mo. – St. Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Missouri Extension, and Missouri Forage and Grassland Council will hold a school on management-intensive grazing May 9-10 in Osceola.

“This school should help livestock producers cut costs in their operation through better livestock, grazing and pasture management,” said MU Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis.

Topics include development, management and economics of grazing and livestock management within a grazing system. There will be a tour of grazing systems at the John and Thomas Stewart farms near Lowry City.

Those who attend all of the sessions may participate in SWCD’s planned grazing system cost-share program, said Davis. “Furthermore, by attending the school it gives a better chance to participate in NRCS EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program), which provides incentives for implemented soil and water conservation practices,” he said.

Cost is $120 per person or $140 per couple sharing materials. Registration fee covers refreshments, meals and materials. Register and pay by April 30. No refunds will be made after the April 30 deadline.

The event is at Osceola First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut St., Osceola.

For information or registration, contact the SWCD/NRCS office in St. Clair County, 3835 NE Highway 13, Osceola, MO 64776; call 417-646-8108, ext. 3; or email, or If you have a disability, please note this when registering so accommodations can be made.

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