Annual Meetings


  • 2020 Annual Meeting: Jan 15-16, Fairlee, VT.

    • Session 1 - The Fescues – Soft-leaved and Meadow
    • Session 2 – Pastured Pigs – Feed and Grazing Management
    • Session 3 - The Do’s and Don’ts of Silvopasture
    • Session 4 – Getting the Most out of Winter Grazing by Forage Species Selection/Management and Grazing Management
    • Session 5 – Pasture Soil Compaction: Identification and Remediation
    • Session 6 - Chesapeake Bay Watershed Nutrient Management

  • 2019 Annual Meeting: Feb 19-20, 2019, Grantville, PA.

    • Session 1 – How to Transition a Dairy Farm from Confinement Feeding to Pasture
    • Session 2 – Promoting Clover Growth in Pastures: Why? – New & Old reasons, and How?
    • Session 3 – Meat Marketing Strategies with Small Meat Processors
    • Session 4 – Dairy Issues: Grass-Only Milk, A1 versus A2 Beta-Casein Milk, and Milk Fatty Acid Testing to Adjust Dairy Rations
    • Session 5 – Managing Pastures before, during, and after Weather

  • 2018 Annual Meeting: Jan 25-26, 2018, Latham, NY.

    • Session 1 - Riparian Area Management in Pastures
    • Session 3 – Pastures and Soil Health
    • Session 4 - Silvopasture Update
    • Session 5 – Beef Viability Case Studies
    • Session 6 - Soil Health and its Impact on Human Health
    • Session 7 – The Saturated versus Unsaturated Dietary Fat Controversy as it relates to Pasture-raised Dairy and Meat Products

  • 2017 Annual Meeting: March 2-3, Hagerstown, MD, in partnership with the Maryland Cattlemen’s Association.

    • Session 1 - Ruminant Fatty Acid Production with Pastured Livestock
    • Session 2 - Forage Allocation during the Pasture Season
    • Session 4 - Cooking Meat effects on Fatty Acid Profiles in Consumed Grass-Finished Meat Products
    • Session 5 - Processing Milk effects on Fatty Acid Profiles in Consumed Grass-Fed Milk Products
    • Session 6 - Human Health Implications of Consuming Grass-fed Meat and Milk Products
    • Session 7 - Mob grazing (Ultra-High Stocking)

  • 2016 Annual Meeting: March 16-17, Freeport, ME.

    • Session 1 - Orchardgrass Die-off
    • Session 2 - Riparian Grazing
    • Session 3 - Forage Breeding
    • Session 4 - Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
    • Session 5 - Risk Management
    • Session 6 - High Forage Diet

  • 2015 Annual Meeting: March 11-12, Morgantown, WV.

    • Session 1 - Riparian Grazing
    • Session 2 - Orchardgrass Die-off
    • Session 3 - Organic Dairy
    • Session 4 - Energy Audits
    • Session 5 - Dung Beetles

  • 2014 Annual Meeting: February 4-5, State College, PA.

    • Session 1 - Managing Pastures in Riparian Areas for Water Quality and Forage Utilization
    • Session 2 - Northeast Region Pasture-Based Research and On-Farm Demonstration Update
    • Session 3 - Birdsfoot Trefoil and Other Alternative Forages
    • Session 4 - Pasture-Based Farming Research Needs Discussion
    • Session 5 - Control of Parasites in Pastured Small Ruminant Livestock t\brough Integrated Use of Pasture
    • Session 6 - Management, Botanicals, and Pharmaceuticals
    • Session 7 - Pastureland National Resource Inventory - Description of Data Collection & Its Goals

  • 2013 Annual Meeting: February 7-8, Manchester, NH.

    • Session 1 - Efficient Pasture Systems Design for Natural Features and Management Challenges
    • Session 2 - Northeast Region Pasture-Based Research and On-Farm Demonstration Update
    • Session 3 - Economics of Confinement Dairy Farms versus Pasture Dairy Farms
    • Session 4 - Developing Economic and Energy Tools to Aid Farmer Decision-Making
    • Session 5 - Grain Supplementation Economics and Strategies for Pasture Dairy Cows

  • 2012 Annual Meeting: January 25-26, Latham, NY.

    • Session 1 - Nutrient Management on Pastures
    • Session 2 - Pastureland CEAP
    • Session 3 - Plot Trials
    • Session 4 - Organic Pasture Management
    • Session 5 - Silvopasture

  • 2011 Annual Meeting: February 1-2, State College, PA.

    • Session 1 - Molasses Supplements to Grazing Dairy Cows
    • Session 2 - Small Ruminants on Pasture
    • Session 3 - Effect of Changing Climate on Northeast Pastures
    • Session 4 - Raw Milk Update
    • Session 5 - Grazing Specialist Technical Assistance for the Northeast
    • Session 6 - Pastures and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

All in-person meetings include a poster session, producer showcase, and business meeting.