June 19, 2018

Welcome to the Beef Symposia

Welcome everyone to the 2018 WSASAS Beef Symposium! Below you will find a full list of of speakers and titles. Don't forget to join us at the 2018 WSASAS Welcome Reception Tuesday evening from 5-8pm.

Grazing and Land Management in the Western US – Challenges, Tools, and Opportunities

 WSASAS 2018 Beef Symposium Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Riverhouse on the Deschutes 2850 Rippling River Ct Bend, OR 97701 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM

8:00 Welcome and Introductions

8:15 to 9:00 Overview of past and current grazing in the Intermountain West Marty Vavra (OSU; USFS; emeritus)

9:00 to 9:45 Is your grazing program meeting land management objectives Dustin Johnson (OSU)

9:45 to 10:15 Break

10:15 to 11:00 Understanding cow size and efficiency in a rangeland environment Leticia Henderson (OSU)

11:00 to 11:45 Grazing to modify fuel characteristics and fire behavior Kirk Davies (USDA-ARS)

11:45 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30 to 2:15 Grazing and invasive plants Barry Perryman (UN-R)

2:15 to 3:00 Opportunities to modify grazing behavior to meet land management objectives Derek Bailey (NMSU)

3:00 to 3:45 Resilient management systems & their role in land management Chad Boyd (USDA-ARS)