Idaho grazing conference slated for Jan. 4

Dec 23, 2010
by WLJ

The seventh annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis- Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. with a trade show featuring pasture and range equipment and supplies. At 9:00 a.m., the presentations begin. The morning session will feature two presentations by Vern France from Intermountain Beef located in Eden, ID. France will speak on management and record keeping along with producing for the market. France brings more than 31 years of experience in the cattle business, both in the cow/calf sector and the feedlot sector.

The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Bruce Hanson on keeping pasture records.

The afternoon session will conclude with the popular Producer’s Perspective. This year, there will be a panel of six producers and industry representatives discussing their management strategies. The speakers will include Glenn Poxleitner with the Idaho Forest Group; Craig Hatley, cattle producer from Deary, ID; Pete Wittman, cattle producer from Lapwai, ID; Craig Spencer, cattle producer from Grangeville, ID; and Clark Christensen and Jeann Willson with the Idaho Department of Lands.

Everyone is invited to attend the conference. A nohost lunch will be served at noon. Cost at the door is $20. Please call the Idaho County Natural Resources Conservation Service office at 208/983-1046 to register. — WLJ