Native grass pasture walk near Jasper on Aug. 9

“Native grasses can meet cattle grazing needs in the summer months,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  Therefore, MU Extension is cooperating with NRCS, Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy of Missouri to provide a native grass pasture walk on Aug. 9.

This pasture walk will begin at 6 p. m. at the Mahurin Farm west of Jasper. “There will be a brief discussion by the landowner about cattle and forage management on the operation,” says Davis.  Furthermore, there will be representatives from the cooperating organizations to provide discussion as well as answer questions related to the cattle grazing management on native grasses. The farm location is off of H Hwy. approximately eight miles west of 1-49/71 Hwy. in Jasper. Pasture walk will begin at the farm cabin on the northside of the road.

There will be a light meal offered at the pasture walk.  Register for the free pasture walk in order to attend by Aug. 6 by contacting the Barton County MU Extension Center at (417) 682-3579 or online at

For more information on proper grasslands management visit the MU+NRCS Grasslands website at or the MU/MDC native grass website at

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