The B.C. Forage Council and the Yorston family hosted a pasture walk at Australian Ranch south of Kersley in September 2019 to look at preliminary data from a pasture rejuvenation research project at the ranch. This month, the B.C. Forage Council is partnering with local Cattleman’s Associations to host Forage Management Knowledge Transfer Events, including one in Kersley on Feb. 10. (Photo submitted)

Learn more about forage management Feb. 10 in Kersley

B.C. Forage Council and Quesnel Cattlemen’s Association are hosting a free Knowledge Transfer Event

The B.C. Forage Council and Quesnel Cattlemen’s Association are giving local producers a chance to learn more about forage management during a free knowledge transfer event next week in Kersley.

Grant Lastiwka, former Forage Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Forests and Agriculture in Alberta; Josh Andrews, a B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Nutrient Management Specialist; and Jim Forbes, a former B.C. Ministry of Agriculture Agrologist will be speaking during the Forage Management Knowledge Transfer Event Monday, Feb. 10, which will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kersley Hall at 4829 Edwards Rd.

“This is a great opportunity for northern producers to learn about forage management practices that can support their businesses moving forward,” the B.C. Forage Council states in a press release. “Topics cover building soil health, preparing for re-establishment, nutrient management, cost of production and matching feed value to livestock demand.”

Each speaker will give a presentation, and there will be a speaker panel at the end of the evening to give attendees additional time to ask questions.

The Kersley event is one of five being held in northern and central B.C., with the B.C. Forage Council co-ordinating with local Cattlemen’s Associations to host events in Smithers, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Kersley and Williams Lake. Funding for this project was provided in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The Feb. 10 event in Kersley is free, and anyone who is interested in attending can register by emailing quesnelcattlemensassociation@gmail.com. Visit bcforagecouncil.ca/upcoming-events/ for more information.

The Prince George Soil Management Knowledge Transfer Event will take place Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Prince George Elks Hall. The cost is $20, which includes lunch, and anyone interested in attending this event can register by emailing kshallard@carrierlumber.ca.

The Williams Lake Soil Management Knowledge Transfer Event takes place Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thompson Rivers University Campus. The cost for that event is $35, which includes lunch, and anyone interested in that event can register by emailing cariboocattlemens@gmail.com.

READ MORE: Public invited to learn more about pasture rejuvenation trials south of Quesnel



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