Upcoming Events

February, 2020

Feb 3, Randolph Center, VT: Intro to Soils

In this 3 day training on soils, Jan 20th, 27th and Feb 3rd from 10:30-2:00 we will look at soil classification and the ways at which chemical, physical and biological properties of soil affect nutrient management for plant growth. We will examine issues related to soil temperature, aeration, tilth and organic matter. Participants will learn about soil testing, analysis of soils sheets and erosion calculations used for nutrient management plans.

Feb 4, Online: Part 1: Pasture Management with Sarah Flack - Soil and Plants

Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 1 of a 3 part series on pasture management strategies. This session will focus on the soil and plant perspective.

Feb 4-5, Jackson, MS: Grazier’s Grassroots of Grazing School

Taught by Jim Gerrish, the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer and the author of Management Intensive Grazing and Kick the Hay Habit

Feb 5-8, Lancaster, PA: PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Each February since 1992, farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, homesteaders, and others who are passionate about building a better food system have gathered at our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference for four days of intensive learning on 100+ food and farming topics.

Feb 6-7, Jackson, MS: Management-Intensive Grazing School

Jim Gerrish will sharpen your grazier skills and show you the what and the how in making your grass farm productive and profitable.

Feb 11, Online: Principles of Manure Management: Juggling the Challenges

Technology Tuesdays: This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals.

Feb 12, Online: Dairy Grazing Webinar: Pasture Forage Mixtures: Agronomic Aspects

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

Feb 18, Woodstock, VT: Farming as a Business Panel Discussion

Yankee Farm Credit is offering the Management Development Seminar series December 2019 - February 2020, saying, “In today’s highly competitive ag environment, a firm grasp of business concepts can be the difference between success and failure. It’s essential that farmers are able to make educated decisions about their operations using financial information, market conditions, location, and available resources.”

Feb 18, York, PA: Management Strategies for Beef Heifers

Join us for Management Strategies for Beef Heifers to learn new strategies to improve growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifers. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, an Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Production, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, will be speaking at several free workshops throughout Pennsylvania.

Feb 18, Lewisburg, PA: Management Strategies for Beef Heifers

Join us for Management Strategies for Beef Heifers to learn new strategies to improve growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifers. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, an Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Production, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, will be speaking at several free workshops throughout Pennsylvania.

Feb 18, Online: Part 2: Pasture Management From the Livestock Perspective

Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 2 of a 3 part series on pasture management strategies. This session will focus on the livestock perspective.

Feb 19, Dauphin County, PA, and satellite locations: 2020 Pennsylvania Forage Conference

Enjoy the opportunity to network with producers and interact with exhibitors from both industry and government alike. Participate in sessions geared to provide practical, useable information that can be taken home and put-to-use. This year PFGC will have satellite locations for attendees and vendors in Mercer, PA; Bloomsburg, PA; Towanda, PA.

Feb 19, Belle Vernon, PA: Management Strategies for Beef Heifers

Join us for Management Strategies for Beef Heifers to learn new strategies to improve growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifers. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, an Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Production, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, will be speaking at several free workshops throughout Pennsylvania.

Feb 20, Franklin, PA: Management Strategies for Beef Heifers

Join us for Management Strategies for Beef Heifers to learn new strategies to improve growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifers. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, an Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Production, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, will be speaking at several free workshops throughout Pennsylvania.

Feb 24, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Considerations for on-farm processing

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

Feb 26, Belle Vernon, PA: Beef Management Workshop: Feed Efficiency

Identifying animals that convert feed into marketable product, with superior efficiency, has long been a goal of the beef industry but only recently has technology allowed for the rapid measurement of large groups of animals. Join us for Beef Management Workshop: Feed Efficiency: History and Application to learn more!

Feb 29, Concord, NH: NH Grazing Conference

Leap into better pastures! The annual NH Grazing Conference is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Concord, NH. We’re still working on the agenda, but we’re planning on covering topics ranging from pastured poultry and swine to marketing farm-raised meats.

March, 2020

Mar 3, Online: Part 3: The Graziers’ Toolbox - Strategies for Pasture Improvement

Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 3 of a 3 part series on strategies for pasture management. This session will discuss tools and strategies for pasture improvement.

Mar 10, Online: Turning the Data You Have into Profit

Technology Tuesdays: This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals.

Mar 11, Online: Dairy Grazing Webinar: Pasture Forage Mixtures: Livestock Aspects

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

Mar 11-12, Clarion, PA: Northwest PA Grazing Conference

This year’s 23rd Annual Western PA Spring Grazing Conference will feature Glenn Elzinga and Dr. Allen Williams. The two-day conference will be held Wednesday, March 11th and Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at the Trinity Point Church of God, located just south of Interstate 80, Clarion exit 62.

Mar 12, Online: Managing Pig-Poultry Rotational Grazing

Back by popular demand, Lee Rinehart of NCAT/ATTRA will be with us to discuss how to manage your pigs and poultry in a rotational grazing system to benefit the health of the land and of the animals. Lee Rinehart is an agriculture program specialist with ATTRA serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Mar 18, Online: [Livestock Compass: A Profit Management Tool for Livestock Producers]

Knowing your cost of production makes it possible to set prices with confidence and allows a farmer to assess various livestock enterprises, different marketing channels, and actively manage their farm business for profit…a vital component of sustainability. The challenge on many farms is record keeping and having a system to compile those costs so that a producer is making sure to include all costs, including overhead, marketing, labor (including the farmer-owner’s labor) and production costs. Join this webinar to learn about Livestock Compass, a comprehensive Excel spreadsheet tool to help livestock producers measure profitability and identify ways to improve financial outcomes.

Mar 23, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Workforce Focus: Managing with multiple generations

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

Mar 25, Online: Trees for Livestock Food and Medicine

Several tree species including willow, poplar, and black locust have been extensively researched and found to offer exciting opportunities in silvopasture systems. Join us to learn about the medicinal and feed values these trees can offer ruminant livestock, and methods for managing them on your landscape. Our presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program.

April, 2020

Apr 14, Online: Finding and Addressing Dairy Facility Bottlenecks

Technology Tuesdays: This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals.

Apr 27, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Management aspects of culturing

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

June, 2020

Jun 5-7, Brattleboro, VT: Strolling of the Heifers 2020 Parade and Expo

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade

December, 2020

Dec 1-4, 2020, Christchurch New Zealand: International Workshop: Grazing in Future Multi-Scapes

This international workshop is to influence future mental and practical models of pastoralism in continually evolving multi-scapes. There are a series of talks that will cultivate such a shift in thinking towards future models of sustainable multipurpose pastoralism. These talks will be synthesized to establish how multifunctional pastoral systems can be re-imagined and then designed in view of the integrative dynamics of sustainable future multi-scapes.


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