Upcoming Events

June, 2019

Jun 13, Berne, NY: Backgrounding Beef Cattle

The first in a Summer Beef Production and Marketing Series. Nick Tommell and his family do an excellent job sourcing cattle from across NYS, backgrounding them, and finishing them in western feedlots. Mike Baker, the Cornell University Beef Specialist, will also present on backgrounding in NYS and opportunities.

Jun 15, Randolph, VT: Management Intensive Grazing Class

Learn how to manage pasture using regenerative, soil building techniques. This class will employ the teachings of Holistic Management along with the techniques of Management Intensive Grazing (MIG). Improve feed quality, increase plant species diversity, improve livestock performance, build organic matter & soil nutrient levels, and increase the biological life in your soil.

Jun 18, Jefferson, NH: Getting Good Gains on Grass

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and Granite State Graziers at Otokahe Farm in Jefferson, NH for an informal, educational evening to discuss grazing management practices to achieve the production goals you desire in your livestock. We will talk about how to manage your rotation for good gains and forage production, nutritional value and types of forage species, and other factors in management that impact meat quality. This event is for those interested in or currently grazing looking to learn more and network with fellow graziers.

Jun 20, Huntingdon, PA: Youth Dairy Day

Penn State Extension’s Youth Dairy Day is a workshop designed to educate youth that are interested in the dairy industry. A variety of production and herd management subjects will be covered during the day. Each youth participating will also receive training in quality animal management.

Jun 27, Kinzers, PA: Dairy Together

Join a national conversation on dairy policy reform at Springwood Dairy in Lancaster County on Thursday, June 27. Learn how dairy farmers across the nation are organizing for dairy reform that ensures fair prices for family farmers. Springwood farmers Dwight and Roman Stoltzfoos will offer an optional tour of their certified organic, grass-fed dairy at 9:30am. Following the farm tour, at 11am, speakers from Wisconsin Farmers Union and National Farmers Organization will present and host a conversation on both short-term and long-term federal dairy policy reform efforts, in the interest of all dairy farmers at all scales. Pennsylvania will be the ninth state visited in this national effort to coordinate and realize effective dairy policy reform.

July, 2019

Jul 9, Summerhill, PA: Twilight Tour

Penn State Extension Dairy Team welcomes you to attend our Twilight Tours. At these events you will be able to enjoy an evening of fellowship with friends, tour a dairy farm and enjoy an ice cream social. The Penn State Extension dairy team will have displays on hand and also available to answer any questions you may have.

Jul 20, State College, PA: Beef Summer Field Day

The 2019 Annual Beef Summer Field Day will be held on Penn State’s University Park Campus at the Snider Agricultural Arena. Feature items on the agenda include policies affecting the beef industry with Colin Woodall and a demonstration of handling practices and techniques with Ron Gill. Opportunities to tour Penn State’s beef facilities will be available!

Jul 25, Reedsville, PA: On-Farm Dairy Series - Incremental Expansion

  • State of the Dairy Industry
  • Turning the Data You Have into Profit
  • Dairy Business Benchmarks
  • Incremental Expansion: Kish-View Farm’s Experience

Jul 25-27, Cobleskill, NY: Grasstravaganza 2019: Health and Resiliency from Soil to Table

SUNY Cobleskill, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the New York Grazing Coalition, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Cornell University Cooperative Extension, is hosting the 2019 Grasstravaganza. The conference will cover the importance of grazing livestock with a Soil to Table perspective and includes both regional and national speakers to include, Dr. Elaine Ingham, microbiologist and soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. as well as workshops, hands-on learning at the college farm, and local farm tours. Other speakers include Matt LeRoux and Ashley McFarland of Cornell University Extension on marketing grass-fed meats, Jim Hardin of SUNY Cobleskill on cool technology for grass-based farms, and Mike Baker from Cornell University on grass-finishing beef.

Jul 31, Lebanon, PA: On-Farm Dairy Series - Planning and Building a New Dairy System

Long-term profitability comes with careful planning and continual strategic reinvestment in the dairy, incorporating the latest technologies, improvements in cow comfort, herd and employee management, and reduced environmental footprint. The On-Farm Dairy Series - Planning and Building a New Dairy System provides an opportunity to learn from dairy enterprises that made improvements based on sound business and facility planning.

August, 2019

Aug 7, Shippensburg, PA: On-Farm Dairy Series - Milking Harvesting Decisions

  • State of the Dairy Industry
  • Dairy Management Tips
  • Dairy Business Benchmarks
  • Milking Harvesting Decisions: Gro-Lan Farm’s Experience

Aug 14, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA: Dairy Industry Breakfast

Penn State Extension Dairy Team and the Center for Dairy Excellence are hosting a Dairy Industry Breakfast for dairy producers and agribusiness representatives during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days. The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program provided much needed support to spur innovation and reinvestment in Pennsylvania’s dairy manufacturing and value-added industry. Secretary Russell Redding will share what the next steps for the Commonwealth will be in supporting dairy and particularly encouraging reinvestment in the processing sector, while two recipients of PDIP grants will share how they utilized dollars to provide new market opportunities for dairy farms.

December, 2019

Dec 2-3, Harrisburg, PA: Women in Dairy Conference

Hosted by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, and planned by a great committee of dairy producers and dairy industry leaders, the Women in Dairy Conference promises to be a strong learning and networking opportunity for women in the dairy industry. The 2019 conference will focus on coping with stress in a positive way. Keynote speaker Sadie Fredericks, of Blue Diamond Dairy, will kick off the conference. The keynote will be followed by some outstanding breakout sessions, and conclude with small group facilitation and discussion.

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