May 1, 2019, 8:00 AM - May 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ UCCE Merced Office Conference Room
The goal of this two-day course is to provide ranchers and land managers a solid foundation of science-based information in rangeland ecology and livestock management principles combined with hands-on skills that enhance sustainability and economic viability.
This comprehensive course will improve the understanding of mechanisms driving changes and in turn promote proactive and adaptive management.
Topics Will Include:
Afternoon fieldwork both days,
Rangeland vegetation and plant ID,
Herd health and disease prevention,
Rangeland monitoring and assessment,
Rangeland stewardship and ecosystem services,
Rangeland soil characteristics and soil health,
Animal and foraging behavior,
Low stress animal handling, and facilities design,
Registration is Required
Registration includes lunches, light refreshments, and training material.