Grazing and hay production is one of West Virginia's greatest resources, and many farms throughout the state rely on grass and legume production to feed and raise livestock and produce hay for sale. WVU Extension Service is offering a Pasture and Grazing Improvement Course to assist producers in managing their meadows, pastures and hayfields.

The course will consist of three classes offered once a month February through April. The following topics will be covered during the course: Pasture Fertility, Weed Management, Grazing Systems, Extended Grazing Season, Hay Supply, and Ag Enhancement Programs.

The dates of the course are February 19, March 12 and April 9. The course will be held in the Bill and Reva Bennett Building located at 1217 Sycamore Run Rd. Glenville, WV 26342, in the same building at the WVU Extension Office of Gilmer County. Dinner will be served each evening at 6:00 p.m. and the class will start at 6:45 p.m. Individual interested in the course need to RSVP by February 15 to the Gilmer County Extension Office, 304-462-7061.

The full course cost $25.00 or if you are only interested in one of the evening classes it is $10.00. Course fees cover dinner, handouts and assist with conference room rental. Participants will leave the course with presentation handouts and multiple pocket guides to assist them in their pasture and grazing management decisions.

For questions about the course please contact Daisy Bailey, WVU Extension Agent-Gilmer and Calhoun Counties at 304-462-7061.

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