• 52°

Muddy pastures could benefit from upcoming conferences

By Morgan Watts

Rowan Cooperative Extension

With the unending rain, we have had a very wet fall and winter so far. This has led to our pastures being muddy, and you may not have had the chance to put in your cool season forages due to the wet ground.

I would highly encourage you to spend some time this year looking at ways to help your pastures and get them to where you want them to be. Below are some meetings and field days I encourage you to attend this year.

2019 Winter Conference Series: Jan. 23. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The program will cover effective weed management in pastures and hay fields. The location will be the Rowan County Center, 2727 Old Concord Road. Registration is $25, and lunch will be provided.

Please call 919-552-9111 to register or online at https://www.nccattle.com/nc-forage-grasslands-council/events/winter-conference/registration

Forage Recovery Plan 2019 Winter Conference: Feb. 13. Registration will begin at 2 p.m., and the program will be from 2:15-6 p.m. The location will be the NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Road. The program will be Management Strategies for Early and Late Plantings for Cool-Season Forages in North Carolina.

68th Annual North Carolina Cattlemen’s and Dairy Conference: Feb. 21-23. Location will be the Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Avenue Drive, SE, located off I-40 at Exit 125, Hickory. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.nccattle.com/news-events/annual-conference

Fescue Workshop: March 12. Details will be available soon, but make sure you hold that date.

Rowan County Cattlemen’s Meeting will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. The location and program will be by James River Equipment on Julian Road. RSVP by Feb. 4 by calling 704-216-8970.

 For more information on any of these workshops, call 704-216-8970, or stop by our office at 2727 Old Concord Road.

Comments

Ask Us

Ask Us: How can homebound seniors be vaccinated?

Local

Political Notebook: Interim health director to talk COVID-19 at county Democrats breakfast

Local

‘Their names liveth forevermore:’ Officials dedicate Fire Station No. 6 to fallen firefighters Monroe, Isler

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking into Salisbury high, getting juvenile to help

Nation/World

With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

Local

City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions

Lifestyle

High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Local

With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education

Business

Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021

Business

A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month

Local

Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair

Landis

Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month

Lifestyle

Together at last: High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools sorts out transportation logistics in preparation for full-time return to classes

High School

Photo gallery: Carson goes undefeated, wins 3A state championship

Nation/World

Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge

Nation/World

Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department