Visit a newly established warm season at Harry Cope’s and a mixed stand of forbes utilized for grazing livestock. Twenty three year old stand of gama grass pasture walk & talk with an open soil pit at Robert Ridgley’s Farm with a BBQ burger dinner prepared by the Callaway and Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association. Following dinner, take a look at a warm season grass CRP field converted to pasture.
WHO: Pat Keyser, University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture
WHEN: June 25, 2019 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE : Harry Cope & Robert Ridgley’s Farms (See below for directions)
Begins at Cope Grass Farms
589 Highway E
At each site participants will see warm season grass fields with the producers view as well as the view point of Pat Keyser, UTIA
David Doctorian, NRCS Soil Health Specialist and Mark Abney, Assistance, will discuss soil health at the soil pit in the eastern gamagrass Field .
CALL TO RSVP IN ADVANCE AND PAY AT THE DOOR $5 CALL 636.456.3434 X3