Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2016: $74,298.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2019
Grant Recipient: Auburn University
A 5-part discussion-based production education program was formed through this grant targeting beef cattle producers. The purpose of the discussion groups was to use a combination of in-classroom and on-farm experiences to highlight sustainable management practices related to forages, water, climate, and economics/marketing. Groups met together five times over the course of several production seasons. The original pilot discussion group was started in North Central Alabama in fall 2017 through spring 2018. A statewide effort to launch this program began in fall 2018, with three active discussion groups formed around the state.
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This product is associated with the project "The Systems 360° Initiative: Curriculum development and delivery of land management educational tools for Alabama cattle producers"