Upcoming Events

November, 2018

Nov 1, Hudson, NY: 2018 Fall Roundup Grazier Meeting: Extending the Grazing Season for Livestock

Feeding livestock is a major production expense and maintaining livestock performance during the winter is a challenge. Often livestock have high nutritional requirements during the winter, for example, grass-finished beef, flushing ewes to get multiple births, or just to have livestock gain weight. There are several ways to extend the grazing season right into the winter, even in the Hudson Valley and further north.

Come to this workshop to learn about the appropriate crops for winter grazing, how to grow them, how to take samples for forage quality testing and how to manage fences and livestock during the winter months. Bring your questions about winter livestock management to wind up the discussion. Dress for the weather. We will walk pastures and continue our discussion in an un-heated barn. There are no bathroom facilities available.

Nov 7-8, Grantville, PA: Dairy Business Improvement & Planning Conference

Sound business and management plans are essential elements of any successful dairy enterprise, especially one that intends to remain viable, profitable, and competitive well into the future.

Growth of a dairy business typically involves a significant investment. Is it feasible now or can the business be positioned to make it achievable in the future? Lower cost alternatives might include improving cow health and performance, adopting new technologies, better use of labor, or diversification.

This event will provide the opportunity, information, and tools for participants to take a realistic look at their business, consider alternatives, and take steps to develop their own unique formula for success.

Nov 20, Online: PDMP 2018 Corn Silage Trials

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


December, 2018

Dec 2-5, Reno, NV: 7th National Grazing Lands Conference: Taking the Gamble out of Grazing

This conference will provide you with a forum for discussion and exchange of grazing land information and technology, an opportunity to identify grazing land research and program needs, and a chance to see new products and services. At this national grazing conference, the NGC endeavors to have livestock producers with very good grazing operations who are also good speakers giving the presentations at the conference. The NGC also tries to have good and equal representation from all parts of the country. This includes producer speakers from the Eastern U.S. that are managing the pasture operations well.

Dec 8, Troy, NY: FAMACHA and Parasite Workshop

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting sheep and goats in the Northeast. In this workshop producers will be taught the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms. As part of this workshop we will also have a hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Guide (good only for the barber pole worm) health exams to determine the need for de-worming, and fecal egg counts.

Dec 11, Online: Robotic Milking Update

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

Dec 19, Online: Kelp for Supplemental Feeding of Dairy Cows on Pasture)

Andre Brito (University of New Hampshire

This series of webinars are geared toward dairy producers, farm employees, and agribusiness professionals-experienced or novice, conventional or organic, and covers current research and basic management issues of interest to dairy grazers and the industry representatives that support them.

All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST and will be recorded to be viewed at a later date


January, 2019

Jan 8, Online: Activity and Rumination Research

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

Jan 16, Online: Grazing Management in Robotic Milking Herds

Howard Straub (Michigan State)

This series of webinars are geared toward dairy producers, farm employees, and agribusiness professionals-experienced or novice, conventional or organic, and covers current research and basic management issues of interest to dairy grazers and the industry representatives that support them.

All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST and will be recorded to be viewed at a later date


February, 2019

Feb 19-20, Grantville, PA: Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Conference

Feb 20, Online: Integrating Annuals into your Grazing System

Brook Wilke (Michigan State)

This series of webinars are geared toward dairy producers, farm employees, and agribusiness professionals-experienced or novice, conventional or organic, and covers current research and basic management issues of interest to dairy grazers and the industry representatives that support them.

All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST and will be recorded to be viewed at a later date

Feb 21, Grantville, PA: PA Forage Conference


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