At the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center in Watkinsville, Ga., a team of scientists from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and the University of Georgia, with specialties in soils, plants, animals, parasitology, atmosphere, hydrology and geography, are working together with area farmers and Extension agents to identify sustainable cattle production systems that are highly productive, minimize negative impacts on the environment and increase soil quality.

This team will be describing what they have found at a Field Day at Heritage Park on Highway 53 one mile south of Farmington in Oconee County, Ga.

The Field Day will include a tour of a pasture experiment and several other topics of importance..

All are invited to attend the “Grazing and the Environment Field Day” beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 2001.

A registration fee of $5 will cover a dinner served at 6:00 p.m.

If possible, please let the staff know if you intend to participate by contacting: Diane Mansfield, USDA-ARS, 1420 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville, Ga. 30677-2373. Or telephone 706-769-5631, extension 206.

You may also e-mail: GOTOBUTTON BM_1_dianelm@arches.uga.edu.

An interested individual may also contact any of the scientists at the agricultural research station at 706-769-5631, including Jean Steiner (director) John Stuedemann or Dwight Fisher.

The Website address is http://www.spcru.ars.usda.gov