Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network Symposium Dec 10 2013

Title: Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network SymposiumLocation: Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PALink out: Click hereDescription: December 10, 2013, the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network at Penn State University (PA-WAgN) hosts a one-day networking symposium at the Penn Stater Conference Center … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: ARS Report

Upon reconvening back at Salon A at 3:45 PM where the general session was being held, Jim Cropper called upon Dr. Peter Kleinman to give a brief Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Report to the Consortium members. Peter announced the formation … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Poster Session

At 3:00 PM, the poster break session was held in Salon C. The poster paper titles and authors are listed below by topic of interest: Inventorying and Monitoring Pastures Application of Rising Plate Meter to Estimate Forage Yield on Dairy … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Meeting: Confinement and Pasture

After lunch recess, Session 3, Economics of Confinement Dairy Farms versus Pasture Dairy Farms, began at 1:30 PM. Jim Cropper introduced Jason Karszes, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University Dairy Farm Business Management Program. Jason Karszes’ presentation looked at the session’s … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Research Needs

The next session, Pasture-Based Farming Research Needs Determination, was a break out session. A Producer Sector session and a Public Sector session ran concurrently. These are the 2013 research needs requests from the Private Sector session. In order of priority, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Bedding

Matt Smith, University of New Hampshire, reporting for John Aber Reducing Costs for Bedding and Energy on Organic Dairy Farms Matt Smith presented the last research project currently underway in the Northeast Region related to pasture-based farming. Matt is a … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Regional Food Systems

Sarah Goslee, ARS, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit (Howard Skinner presenting) Pasture-Based Products within Regional Food Systems Howard Skinner presented Sarah Goslee’s presentation Pasture-Based Products within Regional Food Systems. Sarah was headed for a Conservation Effects Assessment Program … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Economic and Energy Tools

Jennifer Colby, University of Vermont Developing Economic and Energy Tools to Aid Farmer Decision-Making Jennifer Colby presented Developing Economic and Energy Tools to Aid Farmer Decision-Making. Economics and Energy: A Lens – the typical questions posed by a farmer making … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Perennial Ryegrass Research

Sid Bosworth, University of Vermont Assisting Organic Dairy Producers to Meet the Demands of New and Emerging Milk Markets: An update on using complex blends of perennial ryegrass varieties for pasture Sid Bosworth than presented the forage agronomist portion of … Continue reading

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Flaxseed Research

Andre Brito, University of New Hampshire Assisting Organic Dairy Producers to Meet the Demands of New and Emerging Milk Markets: An Update on Feeding Flaxseed to Organic Dairy Cows Andre Brito presented his work on feeding flaxseed to organic dairy … Continue reading

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