Third Video Released in a Series of Trainings on Native Grass Management

Picture of cattle grazing

Native grasses are grazed to a specific canopy height at the Holston Unit of the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, one of UTIA's ten AgResearch and Education Centers located across the state. Photo by K. Keel-Blackmon, courtesy UTIA. 


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Continuing with a series of Extension trainings, Patrick Keyser has just released the third in a sequence of native grass management videos, “Grazing Management 101.”

Keyser, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries and director for the Center for Native Grasslands Management, launched the Native Grass College (NGC) in 2018. NGC is a free Extension resource that takes viewers into the field, giving them comprehensive information and detailed visuals on a variety of subjects related to managing native grass forages.

“Grazing Management 101” provides the tools and information needed to manage native grass pastures with different grazing techniques. “As long as growers realize that these are tall-growing grasses that respond to grazing differently, they are on the right track. The key is maintaining optimal canopy height,” says Keyser.

To view the course and access other resources, visit nativegrasses.utk.edu/curricula.htm. Previous NGC videos, “Native Grass Establishment 101” and “Competition Control 101” are available at the link as well.

The UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries is part of the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT AgResearch and UT Extension at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The curricula focus on a mastery learning approach, emphasizing practical, hands-on experiences. FWF’s faculty, staff and students conduct research and extension that advances the science and sustainable management of our natural resources. For more information, visit
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Contact:
Kristy Keel-Blackmon, communications specialist, UTIA Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, 865-974-8342, kristyak@utk.edu