IBC to host fencing and grazing clinic

Closing out the calving season and getting crops in the ground are normal late spring/early summer activities for Iowa producers. Throw in a number of rainstorms and resulting weather conditions, and all good intentions of improving pasture infrastructure move quickly down their to-do list.

Because it’s always advantageous to actively consider potential improvements and make plans to implement those improvements in slow seasons, Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a fencing and grazing clinic in western Iowa this summer.

The event, to be held June 26 at the Western Research and Demonstration Farm in Castana, will offer a wealth of practical knowledge for all attendees.

Clinic topics and presenters are:
New tools in fencing: Brad Ketchum, Gallagher Animal Management Team Territory Manager
Building your paddocks: Pat Corey, USDA-Crawford County
Weather outlook: Madelynn Wuestenberg, ISU extension agricultural climatology specialist
Planning for weather resilience: Shelby Gruss, ISU extension forage specialist
Research farm tour: Lundy-Woolfolk and Reynolds, ISU extension specialists

The farm is located at 36515 Hwy E34 in Castana, the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a noon lunch. There is no charge; however, preregistration is required and should be made by June 24. To register call 515-294-2333 or email and provide your name, email, and phone number.

Event sponsors Gallagher and Iowa Forage and Grassland Council make the program possible.


Jun 26 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Western Research & Demonstration Farm
Castana, IA