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Southern Indiana Grazing Conference

The date for the 9th Annual SIGC has been set for March 7, 2018. The planning committee has confirmed our speakers: Dr. Allen Williams, PhD., President of Grass Fed Insights, LLC; Dr. Patrick (Pat) Keyser, PhD, Director of the University of Tennesee Center for Native Grasslands Management; and Dr. Ray Smith, PhD, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky.  Be sure to watch this page and follow the SIGC on Facebook for updates and information.

The 2018 SIGC will again be held at WestGate Academy Conferencing & Training Center, 13598 E 1650 N, Odon IN 47562.

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 Meet Our Speakers

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     Allen Williams, PhD                             Dr. Pat Keyser                         Dr. Ray Smith    



Many thanks to our sponsors! With their generous support, the SIGC is able to bring you quality speakers and valuable information for an affordable registration fee.

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 AGENDA   (All times are EST)

7:30 AM - Registration - Rolls, juice, coffee & milk available

8:30 AM - Welcome & Introductions

8:45 - 10:15 AM - Dr. Allen Williams, "Principles and Practical Applications of Adaptive Grazing"

10:15 - 11:00 AM - BREAK and NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Dr. Pat Keyser, "Optimizing Warm Season Forages"

12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Allen Williams, "Efficient and Effective Utilization of Perennial and Annual Forages"

2:00 - 2:30 PM - BREAK

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Dr. Ray Smith, "Making Tall Fescue Work"

3:30 - 3:45 PM - Last questions for our speakers


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Contact the SIGC


Registration Info

Early registration ended February 16, 2018 and standard registration fees now apply. Registration (per person) for SIGC: $45.00 Registration + Meet & Greet: $90.00.
Registration/check must be postmarked by March 2, 2018. Beginning March 3, 2018, registration fee and Meet & Greet fee will be $50.00 each, per person.

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Please be aware that EventBrite charges extra fees!


Vendor Info

Interested in being an exhibitor at the 2018 SIGC? We'd love to include your business in our group of vendors! Print your registration forms here. Questions? Please contact the SWCD office for more information. 812-254-4780 X3