I received this article about a new video series from Dr. Les Anderson, Extension Professor, University of Kentucky, and wanted to share it with you.

A landowner in Woodford County contacted me about two months ago asking for guidance on utilizing some property that he and his brother own.

His family has not been extension users in the past and he knew I was "in Ag."

After several discussions with the landowners, the UK Beef IRM Team has decided to develop a new series documenting the numerous decisions and the process of taking a piece of property and transforming it into a viable beef enterprise.

These landowners had cattle when they were kids but are inexperienced. The property is typical of southern Woodford County -- rolling hill farm, thin soil in spots, decent fence, no handling facilities, a pond, with a cattle waterer on city water, and, of course, a tobacco barn.

This series will be a challenge to shoot while being socially distant and will include mainly interviews with extension specialists, ANR Agents and other ag professionals. We plan to post videos twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) to the UK Department of Animal and Food Science YouTube page.

The next four episodes are:

Episode 5: Developing a Forage Management System - Lehmkuhler and Anderson

Episode 6: Determining Stocking Density - Lehmkuhler and Anderson

Episode 7: How much can I give for heifers? - Laurent and Anderson

Episode 8: Water Quality Management - Amanda Gumbert and Anderson

Upcoming episodes include cattle receiving, setting up the rotational grazing system and rotating the heifers through our paddocks.

To watch this docuseries, follow this link to the Department of Animal & Food Science YouTube page, subscribe, and click the notification bell. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4t18Zo2E_4_DBBELPjPMg

Madison County Farm Tour cancelled

The 2020 Madison County Farm Tour has been cancelled due to the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

I wish you safety and health during this trying time!

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