Upcoming Events

September, 2020

Sep 1, Online: Marketing Cattle Strategically With Integrity Beef Terminal Calf Program

Learn the advantages of marketing your cattle through a nationally recognized alliance and how it can elevate your cattle program to the next level. Connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance terminal calf program. Integrity Beef members typically see at least a 50-pound increase in weaning weights and even higher sale price advantages when compared to their own herd prior to entering the program.

Sep 2, Online: Marketing Heifers Strategically With Integrity Beef Replacement Female Program

Learn the advantages of marketing your bred heifers through a nationally recognized alliance and how it can elevate your cattle program to the next level. Connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance replacement female program. Buyers recognize the importance of calving ease in first-calf heifers. This program is centered on properly developing and vaccinating the first-calf heifers with protocols to develop a breeding program to ensure calving ease and high weaning weights of the first calf.

Sep 8, Online: Pasture and Grazing Management

The Pasture and Grazing Management webinars will focus on pasture and grazing management practices for sheep and goat producers. The webinars will help you address soil fertility, select pasture forage species, develop good grazing and pasture management skills, and keep your animals healthy throughout the grazing season.

Sep 15, Online: Pasture and Grazing Management

The Pasture and Grazing Management webinars will focus on pasture and grazing management practices for sheep and goat producers. The webinars will help you address soil fertility, select pasture forage species, develop good grazing and pasture management skills, and keep your animals healthy throughout the grazing season.

Sep 18, Online: Grazing & Forage Season Extension: Alternative Forages

Learning how to grow and graze with alternative forage methods is just one piece of the forage puzzle. How these forage production methods affect animal performance and product quality is arguably even more important. Dr. Kathy Soder, an animal scientist with USDA-ARS, will complete our series by discussing how to integrate these forages into your ration plan. She will discuss what changes you can expect compared to feeding traditional hay or pasture, possible pitfalls, and ways to succeed. This is the topic that we receive the most questions about, so be sure to register and submit your questions for Kathy on the registration form so we can make sure she gets them.

Sep 18, Randolph, VT: Grazing Class - Mgmt Intensive Grazing

Interested in improving your grazing skills or new to Management Intensive Grazing? This class will employ the teachings of Holistic Management along with the techniques of Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) to assist you in improving pasture productivity and raising healthy livestock. Livestock/pasture set-ups to see at Earthwise Farm & Forest include pastured pigs, grassfed dairy cows, draft horses, oxen, meat birds, layers and heritage turkeys.

Sep 21, Online: Dairy Workforce Focus: Communication: It’s a Two-Way Street

One of the most basic skills necessary for the work place is communication. This webinar will allow you to brush up on your communication skills and hear some tips for better communication on the dairy farm.

Sep 22, Online: Plan for Now, Prepare for the Future: Banking 101

Join our banking experts in this informative webinar as they share the basics of applying for a loan.

Sep 22, Online: To Cross or Not to Cross: A Tale of Beef x Dairy

Join us for this webinar for a discussion on the crossbreeding cows, and if it’s the right decision for your cattle. Crossbreeding dairy cows to beef sires is generating a lot of interest. However, many questions remain regarding the best approaches to take in crossbred systems.

October, 2020

Oct 9, Online: Discussions with the Dairy Team

The Discussions with the Dairy Team webinar series will be a gathering place for dairy producers to chat with members of the Penn State Extension Dairy Team about current topics affecting the dairy industry, questions, and research.

Oct 14, Online: Women Rooted in Agriculture: Virtual Farm Experience

Join us for a virtual tour and conversation with Megan Burley. Megan and her husband Ryan have a grass-fed dairy operation in western New York. Ryan is a second-generation dairy farmer who manages his family’s 700-cow dairy. Megan is a full-time ag teacher who not only helps Ryan with all the miscellaneous items at the dairy but also runs a berry/fresh-cut flower business and is raising two young children.

Oct 16, Online: Dairy Colostrum 101

Learn about the nutritional composition of dairy colostrum and how beneficial feedings are to the newborn calf.

Oct 19, Online: Dairy Workforce Focus: Leadership—A Key Solution to Pandemic Crisis and Recovery

During this webinar, participants will expand their thinking and find creative opportunities for improvement with Dr. Bob Milligan of Dairy Strategies, Inc.

Oct 23, Online: Feeding and Managing the Newborn Dairy Calf

Learn various beneficial systems and feeding options available to care for a newborn calf.

Oct 27, Online: Plan for Now, Prepare for the Future: What Happens When Direct Support Stops

This webinar will discuss ideas on how dairies will adjust for the estimated lukewarm year for 2021. How will dairies plan for the unknown outlooks? What happens when direct support stops for dairies?

Oct 28, Online: Tools to Reduce Mastitis on Your Farm

The purpose of this webinar is to teach the use of consistent milking practices that emphasize teat cleanliness, udder stimulation, teat-end health, and rapid milk flow.

Oct 30, Online: Rumen Development in the Dairy Calf

Join us for a discussion on the process of rumen development, papillae formation, and the steps necessary to achieve nutritional success in the growing dairy heifer.

November, 2020

Nov 6, Online: Dairy Heifer Growth and Development

This Penn State Extension Dairy Heifer Growth and Development webinar will explain the importance of monitoring the growth and development of dairy heifers for meeting industry benchmarks, making culling decisions, and the overall economic impacts on your farm.

Nov 13, Online: Discussions with the Dairy Team

The Discussions with the Dairy Team webinar series will be a gathering place for dairy producers to chat with members of the Penn State Extension Dairy Team about current topics affecting the dairy industry, questions, and research.

December, 2020

POSTPONED TO JULY 2021 Dec 1-4, 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.

Dec 11, Online: Discussions with the Dairy Team

The Discussions with the Dairy Team webinar series will be a gathering place for dairy producers to chat with members of the Penn State Extension Dairy Team about current topics affecting the dairy industry, questions, and research.


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