Upcoming Events

October, 2019

Oct 3, Duncannon, PA: Pastured Livestock Production

The Pastured Livestock Production workshop is an educational day and pasture walk for livestock producers who operate predominantly on a pasture-based housing and nutrition system. Educational discussions will focus on pasture and forage management, beef cattle management, sheep management, and swine management.

Oct 8, Online: Technology Tuesday: Cow Activity Monitor Systems

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

Oct 9, Online: Dairy Grazing Webinar: Understanding Pasture Soils

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.

Oct 16-17, Nashville, TN: Grazier’s Marketing School

This Grazier’s Marketing School is designed for those graziers who want to double their dollars per animal by capturing the other 50 percent of the consumer’s meat dollar. This school will cover the advantages and disadvantages of many forms of direct marketing. Joel Salatin is the guru of direct marketing and has a lifetime of advice to give you. A major emphasis of this school will be on avoiding deadbeat customers and negative cash flow situations.

Oct 22-23, State College, PA: Beef Cattle Short Course

The Beef Cattle Short Course is a two-day event that will cover the evaluation of live cattle, concepts for marketing beef cattle, breaking down the carcass, and meat quality. This year will focus heavily on marketing the meat from beef cattle production.

Oct 23, Online: Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Program

In this webinar, Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Program coordinator Carol Delaney will review the grant program including who is eligible to apply, research it funds, how to apply and more. Jordan Kramer of Winnegance Oyster Farm will share his experiences applying for and managing his Farmer Grants.

Oct 28, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: The hidden cost of too many heifers in tough times

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.

November, 2019

Nov 4, Online: Cuidados de Terneros Recién Nacidos

Este webinar es ideal para productores, capataces y/o personal de ordeño que necesiten aprender o solidificar conceptos acerca del cuidados de becerros recien nacidos, enfocandose en el entrenamiento del personal. El manejo apropiado de los becerros durante las primeras horas de vida es esencial para prevenir importantes pérdidas como por ejemplo becerros natimortos e infecciones umbilicales in granjas lecheras.

Nov 12, Online: Technology Tuesday: PDMP 2019 Corn Silage Trials

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

Nov 13, Online: Dairy Grazing Webinar: Understanding Pasture Forage Quality

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.

Nov 14, Beaver Falls, PA: Marketing Grass-fed Milk and Meat

Join us at Concord United Methodist Church to learn about strategies and opportunities for marketing milk and meat produced from pasture-raised livestock. This workshop will include presentations and a panel discussion with speakers representing several local, grassroot marketing initiatives.

We’ll also walk the pastures at nearby Broadrun Farms—a sixth generation, 100-percent grass-fed, certified-organic dairy and beef farm. Broadrun farmers Kevin and Kelly Caldwell will lead the walk and discuss the farm’s fall pasture management strategy.

Nov 20, Online: What You Need To Know About Starting a Value-Added Dairy Business

This webinar will provide an introduction to value-added dairy including products, production systems, basic equipment needs, food safety and regulatory considerations, assessing your market, and marketing your product.

Nov 25, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Earning more milk quality premiums

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.

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.

Dec 10, Online: Technology Tuesday: Precision Feeding Technology

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

Dec 10, Belleville, PA: Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers

Optimizing growth and health of young heifers requires high quality feeds, proper diet formulation, disease prevention, and overall proper management techniques. Cows may not reach their full genetic potential for future productivity if proper feeding and management of calves and heifers are not met.

Dec 16, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Mortality composting, let’s do it right

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.

January, 2020

Jan 15-16, Fairlee, VT: Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting

Stay tuned for details!

Jan 17-18, Fairlee, VT: Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

Jan 21, Quarryville, PA: Diversifying the Dairy: From Silvopasture to Market  Silvopasture is a form of agroforestry that combines trees, forage, and livestock to create an integrated and intensively managed grazing system. Because silvopasture can both sequester more carbon and help pastured livestock farmers withstand severe weather, the approach will likely become increasingly utilized as farmers work to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

During this workshop, you’ll explore how Fiddle Creek Dairy—a pastured livestock farm that produces 100-percent grass-fed milk, yogurt, and cheese—has been working with Austin Unruh from Crow and Berry Land Management this past season to develop silvopasture areas within their grazing paddocks. In addition to the environmental benefits, these tree plantings will offer more shade for the grazing herd, potentially produce more forage per acre, and eventually provide new potential products for Fiddle Creek to market.

You’ll also learn how, since its beginning, Fiddle Creek has been working to diversify its dairy product line in response to the available market and demand.

Jan 27, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Facilitating dairy teams: Tips, tricks, and to dos

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.

February, 2020

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

Details forthcoming.

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.

March, 2020

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 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.

April, 2020

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.

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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