The Whitfield County Extension office hosted a Forage Field Day and invited Cindy Askew, District Conservationist, and Bill Henderson, Soil Conservation Technician,  with the LaFayette office of USDA NRCS. They brought their new Rainfall Simulator to demonstrate how different management techniques impact the soils ability to manage water intake and erosion. Samples were taken from different pastures under varying stocking rates and utilized in the simulator to demonstrate varying amounts of runoff and infiltration based on grazing management.  The image is of the rainfall simulator used and demonstrated during the field day.  For more information on using this or a similar rainfall simulator for your meetings contact Brenda Jackson inthe UGA Whitfield County Extension office or Gary L. Hawkins, UGA Water Resource Specialist.