Horse-grazing school starts Tuesday

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By Steve Moore

Learn management tips for healthy horses and healthy pastures at the upcoming Extension Horse Grazing School.   Beginning Sept. 13, and continuing Sept. 27, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, the class sessions will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a light supper.  

The topics include:  forage selection and establishment; health concerns on pasture;  grazing behavior, nutrient needs and pasture economics;  and fencing, sacrifice areas and paddock layout.  The meetings will be held at the Henry, Oldham, Shelby and Trimble County Extension Offices.  Registration fee of $25 covers materials and meals for all sessions.  

Contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 for program details and to register.

Kentucky Angus Field Day

The Kentucky Angus Field Day will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at Reality Farms here in Henry County.

The day will start with a farm tour and will include a steak lunch grilled by the Henry County Cattleman’s Association.

Speakers will include:  Rodney Schoenbine – Understanding the Value of DNA Markers;  Jake Osborn, Boehringer Ingelheim;  Matt Jackson – KALP New Zealand Ag Tour;  Ladies Program Zumba Fitness Demonstration and

Locally Crafted Jewelry

Please register for this outstanding networking and educational opportunity by contacting Reality Farms at 845-4080 as soon as possible.

Third Thursday Thing

The Third Thursday Thing at the KSU Farm, 1525 Mills Lane near  Frankfort on Sept. 15, 2011, will cover several aspects of energy including farm & home use of energy, and the potential for developing alternative sources of energy.  Additionally, there will be a session on how to prepare a Southern SARE Producer grant, which will also apply to the SARE On-Farm Research Grant.   

Third Thursday Things are now in their second decade of bringing forth discussions of low-input, sustainable agriculture.  The sessions start at 10 a.m., proceed through a sponsored lunch on-site, and usually end mid afternoon.  You may register by phoning the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811, or just show up – they always welcome each guest.