Estimating available grass on Rangeland and CRP

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) along with the Clark, Comanche, and Meade County Conservation Districts, and The Kansas Grazing Land Coalition (KGLC) would like to invite anyone with an interest in learning how to determine forage availability on grasslands to join us Tuesday, September 18th at 9:15am at the USDA service center in Ashland, Kansas.

Once everyone has meet ate the service center, we will drive out to a local ranch and some CRP fields for the “hands on” presentation.  Our featured presenter will be Dwayne Rice, Rangeland Specialist with NRCS.  Dwayne worked out of the NRCS office in Medicine Lodge for 5 years in the late 90s, and has been a Range Specialist with NRCS since 1987.  “He is a great resource that I never get tired of listening to” said Adam Elliott, DC in Ashland.  “Dwayne sees the whole picture, from livestock nutrition management all the way back down how herd management effects the soil and productivity of your grass”.

The presentation will be less than 90 minutes and will be very interactive.  Dwayne will discuss different methods of estimating available forage, including the use of a grazing stick. KGLC will be providing grazing sticks to all who attend.

For more information, contact Adam Elliott at 620.635.2822×3, Bill Barby at 620.873.9700, or visit the Clark County facebook page at: