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  1. David McKnight ’73 Ranch Management University

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    Ranch Management University (RMU) is an intensive 4-day event that targets new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners and covers the fundamentals of soils and soil fertility, forage establishment, pasture management, and utilization by livestock. Basic livestock management practices such as castrating, vaccinating, and de-horning calves are demonstrated. Grazing management, stocking rate, and body condition scoring are also highlighted. Additionally, several wildlife management topics are covered for those interested in managing white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, feral hogs, and farm ponds.

    Approximately one-half the workshop involves lectures and discussion, with the remainder consisting of the field demonstrations including soil sampling, hay sampling, calibrating sprayers, livestock handling, feral hog management, and pond management. Various forage species, including bermudagrass, small grains, annual ryegrass, and clovers are studied by workshop attendees.