Apr 4, Peterborough, NH: Granite State Graziers Brainstorming Session
Here’s your chance to make Granite State Graziers more relevant to your farming operation. We’re holding a series of brainstorming sessions around the state over the next few weeks.
Apr 9, Online: Grazing Cover Crops
Cover crops have value as livestock feed – but how much value? On-farm research shows that cover crops can offset the cost of winter feed and put money back into farmer’s pockets. Meghan Filbert, livestock program manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), will share best management practices to maximize the economic value of cover crops and introduce a decision-making tool developed by PFI and Iowa State University to help analyze the forage value of cover crops.
Apr 14, Randolph, VT: The Family Cow
The Family Cow Workshop is designed to help you navigate the new and exciting world of owning and caring for a family cow & calf. This may also be an entry point for you to get into selling raw milk from the farm, or having a beef animal (as a result of the occasional bull calf that you will have). Class participants will have an opportunity for some hands-on learning and a handout will provide you with basic need-to-know information, plus a listing of useful books, and businesses that can supply you with the feed, nutritional supplies and other items that you will want to have in your First-Aid Kit.
Apr 22, Online: Communicating with Hispanic workers
Penn State Dairy Management Mondays: Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars will be presented on the third Monday of the month starting on September 24, 2018 and running through April 22, 2019. 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.
May 1, Valley Falls, NY: 2nd Annual Spring Turn Out Grazier Meeting
This meeting will cover topics like baleage production, pasture fly control, pdirect marketing both online and in person and many more. Other subjects for discussion include how our regional beef production fits into the NYS & National market landscapes.
May 2, Belleville, PA: Designing a Rotational Grazing Plan
During this field day at Hameau Farm, we’ll discuss how to establish a rotational grazing plan for your farm. Developing a well-managed rotational grazing system lets you utilize your pastures most effectively. If herds graze continuously, pasture yields will suffer as the forage doesn’t have time to regenerate between grazings. Implementing a rotational grazing plan provides the space for interior paddocks of your pasture to rest and renew, resulting in higher quality and quantity of forage for your livestock.
May 5, Randolph, VT: Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm
This class will provide instruction for setting up a successful grazing system on a diversified farm, using poultry, horses, cows, sheep, goats and/or pigs. Participants will be introduced to fencing & water system designs, and movable structures for hogs, poultry, and small ruminants, and will learn how to determine daily feed needs of various types of livestock.
May 21, Towanda, PA: Bringing Marginal Ground Back Into Productive Grazing
Join us for a pasture walk that focuses on bringing marginal ground into productive grazing rotations for cows.
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.
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