Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Western Regional Grazing Confernece Feb 27th - March 1

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Idaho Private Rangeland Grazing - Lease Arrangements

Neil Rimbey, L. Allan Torrell, Stephanie Kane, Julie Gustanskio, Joseph Kennedy and David Scarsella have recently completed and published a survey of leasing arrangements on private Idaho rangeland...Idaho Private Rangeland Grazing - Lease Arrangements.  It can be found in the UI Extension Catalog on line at

The publication contain an abundance of information that would be useful to ranchers and landowners preparing to negotiate or re-negotiate leases for private grazing lands.

Other publications by the University of Idaho Extension faculty are available through the UI Extension/CALS Publication and Multimedia Catalog that can be found at

New ATTRA Publication Helps Fruit and Nut Farmers Weather Extreme Growing Conditions

Wheat or corn growers can decide from year to year whether to plant a little late or plant a little early or plant a different variety. But fruit growers can be locked in for decades once they’ve made a decision.

And in what seems to be a time of weather extremes – ranging from long-term droughts to “500-year floods” in back-to-back years – planning can be even more difficult.
A new ATTRA publication, “Climate Change and Perennial Fruit and Nut Production: Investing in Resilience in Uncertain Times,” can help farmers develop strategies for building resilience into their operations.

Farm Bill Programs and Workshop December 1-5

UI Website - The University of Idaho CALS Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology has launched a new website to provide information on new programs available under the 2014 Farm Bill.  Here is a link to this informative website…

Sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Risk Management Agency, Idaho Barley Commission, American Malting Barley Association and Grain Craft

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cowboy's School: Bull Management October 29th

The University of Idaho Extension is offering a 4 1/2 hour workshop at the Nancy M. Cummings Research Extension and Education Center on October 29th, covering bull management.  The program will begin at 12:00 noon and be completed by 4:30 PM.  Please RSVP to the Lemhi county  Extension Office by October 24th at or 208-756-2813 ext 283.

The program will cover bull health care and nutrition in relation to fertility; EPD's, value of DNA and bull selection. bull libido, fertility and semen evaluation, physical and structural traits of bulls, trich testing-PCR vs visual, and more!


University Bred Heifer Sale October 21

The University of Idaho, Nancy M. Cummings Research Extension and Education Center in Salmon, Idaho is offering 48 spring bred Angus or Sim-Angus heifers for sale on October 21st at the Nancy M. Cummings Research and Extension Center at 16 Hots Springs Ranch Road, approximately 7 miles north of Salmon Idaho.  The heifers may be inspected on Oct 21st at 2 pm and the sale will begin at 4 pm.  For more information, contact John Hall 208-993-1222 or Wayne  Smith 308-641-7616

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association Scholarship

The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) is now accepting applications for its annual $500 scholarship/gift. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual, farm, or organization that can demonstrate an educational need directly related to pastured poultry. Full details can be found here.

Application deadline is Oct. 15, and may have been extended to the 31st.

Learn more about pasture poultry at the Pasture Poultry Foundation