October 21, 2002 Events

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October 21, 2002


Free workshops for livestock owners

The King Conservation District (KCD) is offering four free workshops for livestock owners to provide hands-on help to deal with mud problems, manage manure, improve pastures and enhance wildlands. Learn techniques to turn your farm into a more usefull place for you, your animals and the environment. Workshops will be held on four consectutive Wednesday evenings, from 6:30- 9 p.m. beginning Oct 30 at Cedar River Education Center at Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend.
   On Wednesday, Oct. 30, take the plunge with Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. Attend this workshop to design a stream or wetland buffer of native plants. Learn how to protect your property, water quality, and habitat for fish and wildlife. Join the KCD on Nov. 6 for Mud Management: Record Rainfall/Record Mud. Develop a mud management plan for your farm by designing a livestock confinement area, selecting footing and estimating gutter and downspout needs. Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure? will be held Nov. 13 and will cover manure management options for your farm.
   On Nov. 20 Pasture Management: Growing Grass/Producing Forage, learn how to grow grass while controlling weeds, even on small acreage. Determine your pastures' grazing capacity and learn how to manage livestock grazing for optimal pasture production.
   Attend all four workshops or only those that meet your needs. Workshops are free but class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Call King Conservation District at (206) 764-3410, Ext. 120 to register or for more information.