A biologically effective pasture and harvested forage management workshop is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 7-9, 2014, at the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center.
Ranchers and land managers will be shown how to manage grasslands with biologically effective grazing strategies that increase soil mineral nitrogen and generate greater wealth from grazing land's natural resources without depleting future production.
The workshop instructors are Lee Manske, Dickinson Research Extension Center research professor, and Toby Stroh, Dickinson State University assistant professor and ArcGIS instructor.
The workshop will be held in the Red Office Building on the corner of State Avenue and Empire Road in Dickinson. There is a lab fee of $25 per person to cover the costs of supplies, refreshments and a working supper on the second day. A three-volume set of textbooks is available for $95. An ArcGIS map set will cost $75 for an average-sized ranch.
Information related to the workshop material is available at www.grazinghandbook.com.
For workshop information or to register, contact Manske at 701-456-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request ArcGIS maps to be developed for a ranch, contact Stroh at 701-483-7771 or email@example.com before Dec. 6.
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