“Taking the gamble out of grazing,” theme of upcoming national conference

Interested in learning more about proper grazing lands management and stewardship sustainability? Then ride to Reno, Nev. this December to hear first-hand from cowboy and industry experts how to take the gamble out of grazing at the 7thNational Conference on Grazing Lands, Dec. 2-5, 2018, being held at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino.

“We look to have another outstanding conference in Nevada this year,” said Chad Ellis, chair of the National Grazing Lands Coalition (NatGLC). “This is a must-attend conference for anyone striving to manage their grazing lands in an environmentally sustainable, economic manner. From the conference information provided by renowned grazing managers, to the numerous opportunities to network and exchange ideas, there is something for every attendee.”

Fred Provenza and Jim Gerrish are just two of the renowned speakers on tap to share decades of experience. Provenza, professor emeritus at Utah State University, has more than 30 years of research and experience under his belt and is nationally recognized for his behavior-based landscape management systems. Gerrish, a producer and consultant, is dedicated to teaching others about managing grazing lands for environmental and economic sustainability.

The conference also includes a trade show with vendors from varied segments of the agricultural industry, including booths and representatives from allied industries to government conservation agencies. The agenda allows plenty of time for visiting with friends and vendors at the tradeshow.

“When people think about grazing lands, they think about livestock. But these lands are so much more than a home for livestock,” said Ellis. “Grazing lands provide habitat for wildlife, act as a sponge to capture rainfall, sequester carbon and numerous other benefits. I encourage those interested in attending to visit the NatGLC website to learn more about this vital conference.”

To register online for the conference visit http://www.grazinglands.org. Online registration is $395 until Oct. 15, 2018. After that date, registration increases to $475. Or, contact Monti Golla, executive director of NatGLC at 979-777-9779 with any questions.

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