Living History: The Other V Bar V Ranch
The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the last in its 2010 series of Living History presentations on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Sedona Heritage Museum.
Dr. David Schafer will speak about The V Bar V, the newest U of A agricultural center, which addresses environmental, wildlife and domestic livestock issues applicable to Arizona and the Southwest. The historic V Bar V is a fully operating, working 57-pasture grazing allotment totaling 71,000 acres with about 550 cattle. In addition to 550 cattle, the ranch is also home for a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from mammals, birds and fish to reptiles and amphibians.
Research involves an applied approach to problem-solving, rather that laboratory studies in basic science. Current studies focus on three main areas: cow herd management; range and watershed activities, and wildlife interactions, particularly with elk.
Dr. Schafer has been involved in the cattle industry since his early years on his family farm in Missouri. After completing his education in Animal Breeding and Genetics, he joined the U of A as Director of the V Bar V Ranch in 1999.
After the program, Dr. Schafer will be available for questions. Refreshments will be served at this free public event.
The Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona. For more information, call (928) 282-7038.