Start Date

20-2-2014 11:00 AM

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In September 2013, twenty Kentuckians traveled to Australia to tour farms and attend the International Grasslands Congress. The group included ten county agents, five farmers, four UK faculty/staff and a teacher. This study tour allowed participants to gain a new perspective of agriculture and how Australian farmers deal with adversity. Farmers there face many challenges each year with change in precipitation, ranging from severe drought to flooding. These challenges have forced them to incorporate different methods to be successful, including intensive grazing, use of overhead and drip irrigation for pasture and hay production, and fallow farming.

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Feb 20th, 11:00 AM

Lessons Learned in Australia--UK Forages Study Tour

In September 2013, twenty Kentuckians traveled to Australia to tour farms and attend the International Grasslands Congress. The group included ten county agents, five farmers, four UK faculty/staff and a teacher. This study tour allowed participants to gain a new perspective of agriculture and how Australian farmers deal with adversity. Farmers there face many challenges each year with change in precipitation, ranging from severe drought to flooding. These challenges have forced them to incorporate different methods to be successful, including intensive grazing, use of overhead and drip irrigation for pasture and hay production, and fallow farming.