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May 09
Ag workshop to focus on livestock grazing

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Livestock grazing will be the final topic in an agriculture seminar series offered by Mid-Plains Community College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Services. 

Jerry Volesky, a range and forage specialist for UNL, will present "Grazing Considerations for the Upcoming Year" from 6-8 p.m. May 14. 

The presentation will cover the basic principles of a good grazing management program. Those will include pasture production, stocking rates, rotational grazing systems, timing of grazing and pasture grass response. Volesky will also offer drought preparedness strategies and explain how to maintain proper grazing records. 

The workshop will be in Room 209 of the W. W. Wood Building on the North Platte Community College North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive in North Platte. The session will be live-streamed to MPCC's other campuses in McCook, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine. 

The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Registrations will be accepted up until the day of the workshop at, or by calling (308) 535-3678. 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​