Grazing School 2022

2022 San Joaquin Valley Grazing School

UC Cooperative Extension

&

Delta Junior College

GRAZING SCHOOL

May 13, 2022

Open Survey

Agenda

UC Cooperative Extension & San Joaquin Delta College Farm
99 Frontage Road
Manteca, California

May 13, 2022

Time

Topic(s)

Speaker(s)

8:30 am

Introductions and Course Overview

Objectives

Ground Rules

Logistics

J. Cardoso

8:40 am

Principles of Managed Grazing - timing, Intensity, Season of Use

S. Larson

9:10 am

Animal Nutrition, Body Condition, Animal Behavior

J. Cardoso

9:30  am

Animal Husbandry Basics – Carrying Capacity, Stocking Rate,

T. Becchetti

10:15 am

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunities

J. Swenson, FSA

10:45 am

Pasture and Range Ecology

Grazing Planning

Pasture Assessment

Group Exercise

11:30 am

Health Issues – Parasite Control, Toxic Plants, weed management

T. Becchetti

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

12:45 pm

Predator Control

S. Larson

  1:00 pm

Healthy Soils

P. Brownsey, S. Larson

  1:30 pm

Review a 24-hour Graze – Field Activity; talk about fencing

Group Exercise

4:00 pm

Monitoring, Adaptive Management

T. Becchetti

4:30 pm

Match.Graze & Marketing Your Business (bidding a job)

S. Larson

5:00 pm

Discussion

All

5:30 pm

Dinner / Grazer Panel covering: mitigation bank grazing, grazing in solar, grazing for fire reduction.

TBD

7:00 pm

Adjournment