Pasture management workshop for small acreage owners


OLATHE, Kan. — Cool season pastures and hay fields make up the biggest chunk of agricultural land use in Johnson and surrounding counties. Now is a good time to learn about resources to help land owners manage their lands, for commercial production or agricultural exemption.


On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension will conduct a free workshop that will give participants the opportunity to tour a local pasture and hear about proper grazing, the importance of soil testing and timely fertilizing, herbicide options to help control weed pressure, and structures to improve water quality.


Registration and a light dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by a walk in the pasture and talks by local experts. The tour will be held at the Tim Yoho property, 22504 Spoon Creek Rd, in Edgerton, Kan.


The workshop is provided by the Hillsdale Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Project, K-State Research and Extension, and the Miami County and Johnson County Conservation Districts. For reservations, call the Johnson County Extension office at 913-715-7000.


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