The 5th National Conference on Grazing Lands
December 9th – 12th, 2012
The Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel & Convention Center
You are invited to be part of the Fifth National Conference on Grazing Lands (5NCGL)!! The conference is being hosted by the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) and a number of other sponsoring organizations. The conference objective is “To Heighten Awareness of the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Grazing Lands,” and its theme is “Grazinglands, a Magical Environment,” in keeping with Orlando and the Magic Kingdom.
The target audience includes producers, academics, consumers, government agency officials, conservationists, environmentalists, urban based resource interests, grazing land managers, landowners, and others interested in effective natural resources management. Cooperators are expected to come from the public sector (natural resource agencies and entities), and from the private sector (agricultural and natural resource entities, the farming and livestock industry, and environmental conservation organizations).
The conference is designed to provide a forum for discussions and exchange of information, technology transfer, identification of research and program needs, marketing of products, services, and other benefits of grazing.
It will generally be organized into four “tracks,”
1) western grazing lands
2) central grazing lands
3) eastern grazing lands
4) dairy grazing land management
Within these four tracks, oral and poster papers will be presented in the following categories:
- Issues concerning the agricultural – urban interface
- Successful “cutting edge” management technologies for grazing practices
- Economic/marketing implications of grazing
- Public Policy implications of grazing
- The optimizing of grazing land health for environmental and social benefits
If you have any questions regarding the conference or abstracts, please contact John W. Peterson, 5NCGL Conference Manager, at 703-455-4387, cell. 703-505-1782, fax 703-455-6888, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monti Golla, GLCI Initiative Administrator/Webmaster and Conference Administrator can be contacted at 979-777-9779, or via email at email@example.com.