Category Archives: NEPC

NEPC 2014: Business meeting

At 3:45 PM the Business Meeting convened. Mr. Peter Miller of Organic Valley had asked to have and was granted a few minutes to alert Consortium members to their Farmers Advocating For Organics grant program. Its mission is to protect … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Agency reports

After lunch, the Reports Session began at 1:00 PM. Mr. Joe Hatton quickly reviewed the Private Sector research needs priorities. He highlighted some of the research needs not covered by the morning session. He mentioned that the parasite issues were … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Parasite control

At 10:00 AM, the last technical session Control of Parasites in Pastured Small Ruminant Livestock through Integrated Use of Pasture Management, Botanicals, and Pharmaceuticals began. Ms. Diane Schivera, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, was the moderator. Dr. Tatiana Stanton, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Research needs

On February 5 at 8:00 AM, the Pasture-Based Farming Research Needs Discussion session began, moderated by Mr. Joe Hatton, Private Sector Co-Chair of the Northeast Pasture Consortium. Mr. Hatton had led the Private Sector Research Needs breakout session on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Producer showcase

The evening session was the Producer Showcase. This featured two pasture-based farm speakers. Ms. Melanie Barkley, Maple Hollow Farm and Penn State Extension Educator, was the first presenter. She presented Matching Sheep Genetics to On-Farm Pasture Resources. Maple Hollow Farm … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Alternative forages

The final session of Tuesday afternoon was Birdsfoot Trefoil and Other Alternative Forages moderated by Mr. Donald Wild, Wild Acres Family Farm and King’s AgriSeeds, Inc. Dealer, Great Valley, NY. Dr. Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialist-Agronomy, West Virginia University, presented Birdsfoot … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Poster session

Full poster abstracts Equine Pasture Management Equine Pasture Management and High Density Grazing Demonstration S. Parry(1), T. Martin(1), P. Vanderstappen(1), S. Truax(1), D. Ludwig(1), K. Soder(2), M. Rubano(2), D. Foulk(3), H. McKernan(3), A. Swinker(3) USDA-NRCS USDA-ARS Pennsylvania State University Profile … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Pastureland National Resource Inventory

After lunch break, the next session starting at 1:30 PM was Pastureland National Resource Inventory – Description of Data Collection & Its Goals moderated by Mr. Rob DeClue, Area Grazing Lands Management Specialist, Chenango Co. Soil & Water Conservation District, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Research priorities

The Producer Session and Public Session that both looked at research needs were shortened to about a half hour. Each session had a recorder. The following are the Private (Stakeholder) sector views. Private (Stakeholder) Sector Research Priorities In order of … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Pasture research

The second session was the Northeast Region Pasture-Based Research & On-Farm Demonstration Update. Dr. Andre Brito, UNH Assistant Professor of Organic Dairy Management, moderated the session. This perennial session highlights current activities in pasture research and demonstration. Dr. Howard Skinner, … Continue reading

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