Master Grazer is an outreach program providing producer workshops with the most up-to-date research on environmentally sustainable and economically feasible grazing management.  Our fencing and grazing schools offer hands-on learning experiences through field days, pasture walks, workshops, conferences, and farm visits.

Introduction to Forages

2018 Master Grazer intern Haley Zynda offers her expertise on forages.

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Introduction to Forages

Using Summer Annuals

Animal performance of weaned calves on summer annuals.

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Using Summer Annuals

Grain Drill Calibration

Simplified procedure to calibrate your grain drill.

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Grain Drill Calibration

Thin Grass Stands

Potential causes and management strategies for thin stands.

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potential causes and management strategies for thin stands.

Tire Tanks

Tire tanks for watering livestock.

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photo by Abbie Cane

Hay Testing

Figuring Out What You Have and What to Do with It!!!

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Harvest excess pasture as hay or haylage.


Drought proofing your grazing system.

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Cattle picture

Grazing Plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail - Alan Lakein

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Getting a grazing plan together.

Low Lignin Alfalfa

A review on new “Reduced Lignin” alfalfa varieties.

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Low Lignin Alfalfa

Repairing Pugged Pastures

Strategies for restoration.

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Beef cattle grazed the pastures of Dave Burge's farm outside Lawrenceburg, Ky.  Photo by Matt Barton

When to start feeding hay?

Meeting the winter nutritional needs.

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Cattle hay feeding

Kentucky Fencing Schools

Helping producers build stronger boundaries

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fencing school

Morning fog at UKREC

Photo taken by Kelly Mercier, IPSS Ph.D. student at the UKREC in Princeton, KY.

morning fog


Fencing School

FENCING SCHOOL:  Helping producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning.  We are offering this one-day event in 4 locations for your convenience:


May 19 Frankfort, KY small ruminants CANCELED
May 21 Campton, KY CANCELED


Unfortunately,  we will NOT be able to hold our Fencing Schools scheduled for May 19 and 21.  Our goal is to reschedule these workshops for the fall.  I truly appreciate everyone’s efforts in advertising these schools and am looking forward to getting back to some sort of “normal” in the not so distant future. 


We were able to capture the presentations from the 2019 Kentucky Fencing Schools as CAMTASIA Videos.  They are available as playlist on the KYForages YouTube Channel. 


2019 Kentucky Fencing School playlist is available at  

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Grain Drill Calibration

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Drill Calibration Decal (PDF file)

For a handy reference guide to summarize this video, see our drill calibration decal!