Grazing livestock historically has been an important part of Iowa agriculture. With land and crop prices at all-time highs, grass-based enterprises are challenged to compete financially. This educational program was designed to help beginning and transitioning producers who want to establish economically and environmentally successful grazing operations.
Is there a usable grazing system that can improve pasture and hay productivity in order to control input costs and improve their bottom line?
To address this challenge, the Greenhorn Grazing team included presentation topics that discussed alternatives focused on improving forage productivity--with the intent of lowering feed and input costs, improving unit production, and therefore improving cost competitiveness.
Year of Grant Completion
Leu, Byron, "Greenhorn Grazing: A modular pasture and animal management curriculum for beginning and transitioning graziers" (2013). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 430.