The 15th annual Three Rivers Grazing Conference, featuring a trade show and hours of presentations, will be held Jan. 8 at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

The trade show begins at 8 a.m. and will feature pasture and range equipment, and supplies. This year’s entire conference will feature presentations by livestock producers sharing their experiences with a variety of grazing programs. Morning presentations begin at 9 a.m. with a break for lunch at noon, followed by afternoon presentations.

Cost, which includes lunch, is $15 for those who register by Dec. 28 and $20 at the door. Those wishing to register may call the Idaho County Natural Resources Conservation Service office at (208) 983-1046.

The morning session will feature Salmon, Idaho, cattle producers Dave McFarland, who will discuss ranch succession and management, and Glenn Elzinga, who will talk about targeted grazing and cattle herding to reduce predation. The session concludes with a presentation by Craig Madsen of Edwall, Wash., about targeted grazing using goats to control brush.

Nate Riggers and Drew Mosman, both of Nezperce, will kick off the afternoon session with a presentation about the benefits of cover crop grazing. Clint Zenner of Genesee will speak about livestock water developments in cropland, and Josh Jones of Troy will give an update on his cover crop grazing program.

The conference will wrap up with two presentations about using drones for cattle surveillance and herding by Denny Dau of Gifford, Colton Hotkiss of Moscow, Dion Heckman of White Bird and Derrick Stuivenga of Grangeville.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension System; Idaho Association of Conservation Districts, Division 2; Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the Idaho State Soil Conservation Commission.

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