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UF/IFAS to host small pasture management class

RELEASE DATE: June 8, 2015

TAVARES – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering an introductory course on small pasture management on Monday, June 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. Topics will include species selection, grazing management, soil testing, fertilizer application, and weed control.

“Managing smaller pastures for hay and/or grazing presents a unique set of challenges,” said Livestock and Natural Resources Agent II Megan Brew, who will be teaching the class. “The successful landowner must correctly manage stocking rate, prevent weed infestation, and provide adequate and appropriate fertilization.”

Space in the class is limited and pre-registration online is required. Participants may register by visiting https://smallpasturemanagement.eventbrite.com. The cost is $5 and includes written material. For more information on pasture management, contact Megan Brew at 352-343-4101 ext. 2728 or horsygrl@ufl.edu.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

 

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More Information:
Megan Brew
352-343-4101 ext. 2728
horsygrl@ufl.edu
https://smallpasturemanagement.eventbrite.com

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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