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2020 Pasture Management Course

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An in-depth course on improving the health & productivity of your pastures, and the profitability of your animals

Whether you own private land, just purchased rural property, manage public lands, or are part of a family that has ranched for generations, this unique class will help you identify and manage your natural resources.

The course is based on the research and practice of several grazing management experts including: Bill Murphy (University of Vermont), Andre Voisin (Pasture Scientist and Biochemist), Allan Savory (Center for Holistic Management), Jim Gerrish (University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center), and Greg Judy (Author and Educator, owner of Greener Pastures Farm, Missouri). The instructors will also share their own experiences of managing pastures and working with livestock in Jackson County.

Class Structure

• Meets weekly Tuesday evenings, February 11-April 7, 6pm-9pm

• Includes 3 Saturday field trips, exact dates pending weather and rancher availability

Register here  or call 541-423-6167. Registration is $185/person and may be paid via credit card through eventbrite, or check and cash via mail or in person. Make checks out to Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District, 89 Alder Street, Central Point, OR 97502.

You can also print and complete the paper registration form found below, 

2020 Pasture Mangement Registration Form

Instructors:

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Angela Boudro has worked in agriculture her entire life, and has experience on small and large farms with a wide variety of animals, markets, and clients. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science and Agricultural Communications at Purdue University, and an M.S. in Animal Science at UC Davis. She previously owned and operated a goat brushing business, specializing in the management of invasive plants and fuels reduction. She and her husband also started a farm specializing in aquaponic produce, fish, honey, eggs and duck. She is currently an independent contractor and consultant, and is working towards certification with Holistic Management.

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Charles Boyer raises high quality, grass-finished lamb and sheep on 60 acres outside of Eagle Point, Oregon. His career with the Bureau of Land Management has led him all over the Western U.S. to work with various grazing species and habitats. He is especially knowlegable about water-limited rangeland. He has a degree in Forestry and Range Management from the University of Idaho. He has served on several local committees including two terms with the Oregon State Soil and Water Commission and several years of service as a Director for the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District.