TAWC, TeCSIS Forage & Livestock Field Day set for July 9 at research farm
The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation and Texas Coalition for Sustainable Integrated Systems will host a forage and livestock field day on Thursday (July 9) at the Texas Tech Research Farm in New Deal. The field day will focus on grass and alfalfa mixtures, establishing pasture stands, beef cattle nutrition, grassland's role in soil quality, Powder River cattle handling facilities, and more.
Each topic will be discussed in the field, giving attendees a hands-on experience chance to view the research and equipment in action. The program will end with a producer and expert question-and-answer session.
"We have worked to put together a program focusing on the needs of producers focusing on forage and livestock, and believe it will be well worth your while," said Rick Kellison, project director for TAWC. Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The field day is free of charge with refreshment and donuts, along with a chuck wagon lunch provided. The field day will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
TAWC is a partnership of producers across nine Texas counties, data collection technologies, and collaborating partners that include: individual industries, universities, and government agencies. The project was made possible through a grant from the Texas Water Development Board.
The Texas Coalition for Sustainable Integrated Systems Research Program is part of Texas Tech's Plant and Soil Science Department. The program is multidisciplinary with large interaction from various departments, universities, state agencies, government entities, companies, commodity groups and producers.
Written by Samantha Borgstedt
CONTACT: Rick Kellison, Project Director, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Project, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor's Note: For more information, and a final schedule for the Forage & Livestock Field Day, please visit the http://www.tawc.us. No RSVP is required, however if you wish to do so, please call Samantha Borgstedt at (806) 789-4177.
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