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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Blackland Prairie Grazingland Conservation Initiative Tour

Submitted by:

Matt Machacek
Grazingland Specialist
Blackland Prairie Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
4321 West Hwy. 22
Corsicana, TX 75110
Office: 903-874-5131 ext. 113
Cell: 903-257-6633

The Blackland Prairie Grazingland Conservation Initiative purpose is to provide direct technical assistance to privately owned grazingland, and conduct outreach on different topics. Some major topics include ranch profitability, sustainability, and opportunities to improve our soil and forage resources.  From time to time we work with innovative ranches to host field days with the purpose of helping local ranchers network and find different technology that might fit their operations.

I would like to invite you to our 2013 Fall Grazing Tour on November 19th in Sherman, TX.  This tour will be located on Watson Farms.  Watson Farms is a 450 acre ranch divided into many paddocks with electric fence.  Stocker cattle are grazed at high density  to improve the forage base and focused management is being used to grow more beef per acre while staying profitable. Craig Watson is certainly an innovator and he will explain his approach to ranching profitably. 

This tour is scheduled from 9:30 to 12:00 and it is open to the general public.

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