Targeted Grazing is the carefully controlled grazing of livestock to accomplish specific vegetation management objectives. Unlike conventional grazing management, livestock are used as a tool for improving land health by performing weed control, reducing wildland fire risk, and aiding in restoration projects.

Learn the principles of targeted grazing to manage landscapes on the Third Thursday each month in 2014. Online presentations and discussions will be led by experts on the topic of targeted grazing and made possible by the Targeted Grazing Committee of the Society for Range Management.

Third ThursdayStarting April 17 8:30am Hawaiian time

All you need is a computer and good internet connection. Bring co-workers, students, or colleagues to sit in on sessions with you.

Workshop Sessions:
April 17 – Why Targeted Grazing?  –  Dr. John Walker, Texas A & M University
May 15 – Plant Ecology & Response to Grazing – Dr. John Hendrickson, ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory
June 19 – Diet Selection Basics – Dr. Karen Launchbaugh, University of Idaho
July 17 – Choosing and Developing the Animal for the Job – Dr. Rachel Frost, Missouri River Conservation Districts Council
August 27 – Monitoring for Success – Dr. Marc Horney, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Stay tuned for more sessions to be scheduled fall and winter, including:
Livestock-Wildlife Interactions
Livestock Grazing in Crop System
Multi-species Grazing
Livestock and Endangered Species
Grazing to Manage Fuel Loads

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Certified Professionals in Rangeland Management are available upon request and completion. A Targeted Grazing Certificate is also available for $25, participation in the 5 sessions, and a follow-up assignment with feedback from seminar presenters. Those seeking the Targeted Grazing Certificate will get additional learning materials and a certificate of completion.

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