The Targeted Grazing Committee (TGC) is a self formed committee of practitioners, land managers, research and extension personnel that formed in 2009. The TGC will contribute to the SRM mission which is: to promote the professional development and continuing education of members and the public and the stewardship of rangeland resources.
Chair: Karen Launchbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Targeted Grazing Online Workshops - Grazing with a Goal
Beginning, Thursday, April 17, 2014
Learn the principles of targeted grazing to manage landscape the Third Thursday each month in 2014. Online presentations and discussion will by the experts in the topic of targeted grazing and made possible by the Targeted Grazing Committee of the Society for Range Management.
Third Thursday – Starting April 17 – 11:30 Pac/12:30 Mtn/1:30 Cntr/2:30 East time
All you need is a computer and good internet connection. Bring co-workers, students, or colleagues to sit in on sessions with you. Make it a lunch if you are in the western states.
- April 17 – Why Targeted Grazing?
Dr. John Walker, Texas A & M University
- May 15 – Plant Ecology & Response to Grazing
Dr. John Hendrickson, ARS, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory
- June 19 – Diet Selection Basics
Dr. Karen Launchbaugh, University of Idaho
- July 17 - Choosing the Animal
Dr. Rachel Frost, Missouri River Conservation Districts Council
- August 28 – Monitoring for Sccess
Dr. Marc Horney, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Application and Examples to be scheduled fall and winter include: Livestock-Wildlife Interactions, Livestock Grazing in Crop System, Multi-species Grazing, Livestock and Endangered Species, and Grazing to Manage Fuel Loads.
Targeted Grazing CERTIFICATE and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Certified Professional in Rangeland Management are available.
Register at: http://targetedgrazing.wordpress.com/
Agricultural Research Service,
Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory
Research and Extension Center
Targeted Grazing Workshop - 2010 SRM Annual Meeting
February 11, 2010
This organized oral discussion focused on the practical application of targeted grazing as a vegetation management tool. The scientific background of targeted grazing has been presented and discussed, but the gap between theory and application needs to be bridged to empower land managers to make use of the emerging tool. The immense diversity of situations to which this tool can be applied necessitates the exchange of real-life experiences to promote learning among practitioners and to inform land managers of the successful programs and potential pitfalls to avoid. The intended audience was land managers, both public and private, and livestock managers and producers. Speakers consisted of several contract graziers with experience in providing land services in a diverse array of situations, from small-scale, highly managed parcels to watershed-scale management projects. Other speakers expounded on grazing on public lands and provided insight on what must be done to make targeted grazing a widely accepted management practice. Finally, we concluded with a speaker panel and audience discussion. Through this event we hoped to lay down the first planks of knowledge from experienced practitioners to bridge the gap between research and the application of targeted grazing as a tool to manage rangelands.
Following are the 2010 Powerpoint Presentations:
- Healing Hooves, LLC - Using goats as a tool to help clients achieve landscape objectives
Presenter: Craig Madsen
File: PPT - 30MB
- Prescriptive Livestock Services - Vegetation management on public and private lands
Presenter: Ray Holes
File: PPT - 47MB
- More is Better - A Montana rancher employs over 3000 sheep to combat leafy spurge and spotted knapweed
Presenter: John Lehfeldt
File: PPT - 31MB
- Jay Springs Lamb - Using targeted grazing to produce more grass, more trees, and more lamb
Presenter: Jennifer Cunningham
File: PPT - 8.8MB
- Heifer Targeted Grazing - Potential impacts on japanese brome in Nebraska Loess Canyons
Presenter: Bob Welling
File: PPT - 64MB
- Targeted Grazing of Plants with Toxic Properties
Presenter: Zane Davis
File: PPT - 19MB
- Opportunities for Grazing as an Ecological Tool on National Forests
Presenter: Dave Bradford
File: PPT - 50MB
- NRCS Programs that Encourage Targeted Grazing
Presenter: Jana Malot
File: PPT - 18MB
- Targeted Grazing on Public Lands for Hazardous Fuels and Weed Reduction
Presenter: John Sullivan
File: PPT - 40MB
- Livestock Biological Control of Weeds
Presenter: Mike Ralphs
File: PPT - 20MB