The Lost Rivers Grazing Academy: Management of Irrigated Pastures is a "boots-on-the-ground" workshop for livestock operators who want to harvest more of the sun's energy as profit and let their livestock do it for them. This four-day program will introduce you to the principles of management-intensive grazing (MiG), which can permit you to harvest much more grass for many more days, which means fewer expensive hay feeding days and more profit in your pocket.
Two sessions will be held during 2013. One June 11-14 and the other Sept. 9-12. Both programs will be held on the Eagle Valley Ranch near Salmon, Idaho. The cost of the program is $525 for four days of instruction, materials, continental breakfast, all snacks and hearty home-cooked lunches and dinners. A variety of accommodations are located near Salmon. Additional participants from the same ranch attend at a reduced rate.
The Lost River Grazing Academy is a mixture of classroom, laboratory and field exercises designed to introduce the principles and permit practice with the tools of MiG of irrigated pastures. Participants work together in small teams to manage a herd of cattle. Grazing assignments changes every day as the participants manage their herd to try to meet the target residual. Teams also work together solving portable electric fencing problems and building high tensile electric fencing. Eagle Valley Ranch is operated by graduates of the academy and has been developed as a MiG operation.
Additional information is available at www.extension.uidaho.edu/owyhee/AgLostRiversGrazingAcademy.htm.