Johnson County University of Missouri Extension along with other county farm and livestock businesses and organizations are putting on a meeting titled “Management Strategies of Livestock and Farmland during a Drought Situation.”. Extension Livestock Specialist Patrick Davis says they will address several problem areas that many farmers and producers are witnessing during this year’s drought.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on August 29th at the Holden City Hall in Holden. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to the Johnson County Extension office by August 27th.

Click to listen to a more detailed overview of the topics that will be covered during this meeting as KMZU’s Mandy Young talks with MU Extension Livestock Specialist Patrick Davis

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UPCOMING MEETING DISCUSSING MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES OF LIVESTOCK AND FARMLAND DURING DROUGHT SITUATION

 By Patrick Davis, Livestock Specialist

(BLUE SPRINGS, MO) The extended period of hot dry weather has caused many problems for farmers related to livestock and farmland. Therefore, Johnson County University of Missouri Extension along with other Johnson County farm and livestock businesses and organizations is putting on a meeting titled “Management Strategies of Livestock and Farmland during a Drought Situation.”

This meeting will be held on August 29, 2012 at the Holden City Hall in Holden, MO and will begin with registration at 6:00 p. m.

The meeting will begin with Johnson County University of Missouri Extension Livestock Specialist, Patrick Davis, discussing livestock management and feeding strategies, precautions with nitrate and nitrate testing, and ammoniation of low quality hay or stalks. Then there will be some time devoted to local feed services discussing products that they have that can help livestock producers during the drought.

Also, a representative will be there to discuss programs that Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency and National Resource Conservation Service have to help farmers with the drought.

Finally, there will be a discussion on soil fertility, fall forage and crop alternatives, and ways to renovate pastures and farmland for fall grazing by Henry County University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, Travis Harper.

Refreshments will be provided at the meeting and the cost is $10 per person. Please RSVP by August 27, 2012 to the Johnson County Extension office at 660 – 747 – 3193.