The Department of Animal Science, Beef Teaching Farm, and Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University recognize the value of that forages and grasslands bring to cow-calf producers and the Iowa landscape. The Fencing and Grazing Clinic will feature a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations showing new fencing technology, farm tours, and programs and resources to help producers make the most of their grazing season.

Clinic objectives

  • Provide opportunity for hands-on learning of fencing materials currently on the market
  • Increase management skills of traditional and nontraditional grazing systems
  • Expose producers to current and ongoing grazing research
  • Learn from peers and local graziers


  • Iowa fencing laws
  • New tools available in fencing
  • Programs and resources to help with your grazing plan
  • ISU research update including annual forages, swath grazing, and paddock renovation
  • Experienced graziers producer panel


Thursday, June 17, 2021
8:30 AM

Check-in and registration - ISU Beef Teaching Farm

9:00 am Welcome and introductory comments - Dan Thomson, professor and department chair, Animal Science, Iowa State University
Group 1
9:30 am Programs to Help Your Grazing Plan – Stacy Prassas, Natural Resource Conservation Services
  New Tools in Fencing – Brad Cochran, Gallagher
Group 2
9:30 AM ISU Grazing Research – David Bruene, ISU Beef Teaching Farm; Beth Reynolds and Erika Lundy, extension beef specialists
  Experienced Graziers Producer Panel – Dave Petty, producer; Randy Gamble, producer; Colin Geppert, Millborn Seeds
12:00 pm Lunch (provided) - Story County Cattlemen
  Answers to Your Fencing Law Questions – Kitt Tovar Jensen, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University
1:15 Pm

Groups 1 and 2 rotate tours for the afternoon.

3:45 Pm Closing remarks
4:00 Pm Adjourn


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Registration check-in 8:30 aM.
Program begins at 9:00 aM and concludes at 4:00 pM.


Iowa State University Beef Teaching Farm
3725 520th Ave
Ames, Iowa 50014

Parking is available on-site. Please follow signs when you reach the farm.

Hosted by

Iowa Beef Center

Department of Animal Science

ISU Beef Teaching Farm



Iowa Forage and Grassland Council

Practical Farmers of Iowa


Iowa Beef Industry Council

Millborn Seeds

Iowa Cattlemen


Register for this course

$0 There is no cost to attend.

Registration deadline is midnight June 15, 2021

Mail or phone registrations are not accepted.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at


  • Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Registration deadline is midnight, June 15, 2021.
  • To cancel a registration email prior to the start of the course.
  • Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.
  • Registration includes lunch and refreshments.


Beth Reynolds

Beth Reynolds
program specialist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Erika Lundy

Erika Lundy
extension beef field specialist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

David Bruene

David Bruene
manager, beef teaching farm
Iowa State University