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Growing Farms Online: Introduction to Pasture and Grazing Management

Introduction to Pasture and Grazing Management is for any livestock producer seeking to improve their pasture management and create a more productive and sustainable forage-livestock system.

Pasture Management Strategies

This course is based on the premise that as a livestock producer, you are actually a grass and legume farmer, using the forages that you grow as a feed source for your animals. From that perspective, the course guides you through a number of topics and key strategies.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • The benefits of good pasture and grazing management.
  • How to assess the condition of your pasture.
  • How grasses grow and how management affects grass growth.
  • The basics of rotational grazing—how to manage grazing to complement the pasture growth cycle.
  • Irrigation, nutrient and weed management strategies.
  • How to renovate your pasture.
  • Managing your pasture through the growing season.

Course Logistics

In this 100% online course, you work through the course module at your own pace, on your own schedule. There is no 'instructor', but you may contact the course coordinator if you have questions.

You can estimate 2-4 hours to complete the module, with additional hours if you choose to explore all the supplemental resources provided in the course.

Even after you complete the course, you may continue to access the module for up to 6 months from the date you register.

On demand. Access any time.
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