This 4-day, hands-on workshop for livestock producers and consultants teaches you how to increase profits, reduce costs, optimize forage production, and enhance your pasture ground. While primarily focusing on irrigated production, the lessons and principles learned can be applied to any ranch. The program is provided by current and emeritus members of the University of Idaho Extension, as well as our featured speaker, Jim Gerrish. Jim, formerly with the Forage Systems Research Center of the University of Missouri is known the world over for his expertise in the management of temperate climate and irrigated pastures. He has extensive experience as a pasture researcher, grazier, and international grazing consultant. He lives on a cattle ranch in eastern Idaho.
The workshop is limited to 20 participants who will attend classes, manage a small herd of cattle, and solve a variety of field problems in teams of 4-5. Continental breakfast and snacks are available daily, as well as a catered lunch and supper, with after supper activities to reinforce principles taught during the day.
The Academy was first held in 1994 in the Lost River Valley, and has been held at least once annually for the last 14 years. The program has won state and national awards for Extension programs and is has been recognized internationally. It has been attended by agency personnel and livestock operators from all over the western US, as well as from eastern US, Canada, Mexico and South America.
(includes continental breakfasts, lunches, suppers, breaks, one set of materials per ranch or farm, plus evening presentations):
-Per Person $550
-Per Ranch or Farm team $550, plus $450 for each additional team member. (1 set of materials.)
Day Time: $175 for any day or part of day
Alumni: $350 (no materials)
Additional Materials: $125 per set
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