2013 Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting Northeast Pasture Research and Extension Consortium 2016 Annual Meeting, Manchester, NH, February 6-7, 2013

At 3:00 PM, the poster break session was held in Salon C. The poster paper titles and authors are listed below by topic of interest:

Inventorying and Monitoring Pastures

Application of Rising Plate Meter to Estimate Forage Yield on Dairy Farms in Pennsylvania.
Authors: Hafla, Aimee1, Kathy Soder2, Melissa Rubano3, and Robert Stout4.
1Post Doctoral Research Animal Scientist,
2Animal Scientist,
3Agricultural Science Research Technician,
4Agronomist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Pastures from Space: What can we learn from satellite images?
Author: Goslee, Sarah.
Ecologist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Nutrient Management on Pasture-Based Farms

Raw Waste Milk as a Pasture Amendment
Authors: Hilshey, Bridgett1, Sid Bosworth2, and Josef Gorres3.
1Graduate Student,
2Extension Agronomist and Instructor,
3Associate Professor,
Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405

Bedded Pack on Five Vermont Farms
Authors: Gilker, Rachel1, Deborah Neher2, Joshua Bakelaar3, Mark Cannella4, Jennifer Colby5.
1Partner & Research Consultant, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
2Chair and Professor of Soil Ecology, Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405
3Former Graduate Student, Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405
4Farm Business Management Specialist, Extension - Programming & Faculty Support, University of Vermont, Berlin, VT 05602
5Program Coordinator, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446

Bedded Pack System Assessment in Vermont
Authors: Alvez, Juan P.1, 2Jennifer Colby, and 3Rachel Gilker.
1Pasture Program Technical Coordinator, Vermont Pasture Network, UVM Extension, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
2Program Coordinator, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
3Partner & Research Consultant, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446

Forage Management on Pastures

Alternative Forages, Formerly Known as Weeds
Authors: Gilker, Rachel1, Sid Bosworth2, Jenn Colby3, Kathy Voth4.
1Partner & Research Consultant, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
2Extension Agronomist and Instructor, University of Vermont Plant and Soil Science Department, Burlington, VT 05405-0082
3Program Coordinator, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
4Consultant, Livestock for Landscapes, LLC, Loveland, CO 80538

Case Study: Dairies Utilizing Mob Grazing in the Northeast.
Authors: Soder, Kathy1, Mena Hautau2, Melissa Rubano3, Aimee Hafla4, Brian Moyer5, and Robert Stout6.
1Animal Scientist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
2Extension Educator-Field Crop Systems, Berks Co Cooperative Extension, Pennsylvania State University, Leesport, PA 19533
3Agricultural Science Research Technician, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
4Post Doctoral Research Animal Scientist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
5Program Assistant, Pennsylvania State Extension, Allentown, PA & Owner and Operator of Green Haven Farm in Berks County, PA
6Agronomist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Investigating Livestock Agriculture Impacts on the Environment & the Economy

Livestock GRACEnet
Presenter: Skinner, R. Howard. USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
Author: Leytem, April. Research Soil Scientist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory, Kimberly, Idaho 83341

Dairy Systems and Sustainability
Authors: Alvez, Juan P.1, Allen Matthews2, Jon Erickson3, Joshua Farley4, Abdon L. Schmitt5.
1Pasture Program Technical Coordinator, Vermont Pasture Network, UVM Extension, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
2Program Coordinator, Chatham University, School of Sustainability and the Environment, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
3Professor and Interim Dean, University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Env. and Nat. Resources, Burlington, VT, 05405
4Associate Professor, University of Vermont, Community Development and Applied Economics, Burlington VT, 05405
5Visiting Scholar, University of Vermont, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Burlington VT, 05405

Possible Tools for Pasture Soil Quality: Keyline Plowing and Forage Radishes
Authors: Gilker, Rachel1, Josef Gorres2.
1Partner & Research Consultant, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
2Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405

Evaluating Agricultural Management Strategies In The Upper Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Authors: A. D. McLean1, T. L. Veith2, C. A. Rotz2, J. M. Hamlett1, J. S. Shortle3
1 Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
2 USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA.
3 Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University

Grazing-Based Food Systems in the Northeast
Author: Goslee, Sarah.
Ecologist, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Nutritional Quality of Pasture-Based Dairy Milk

Case History: Tracking the Nutritional Value of Milk from Transitioning-to-Organic Dairy Herd
Authors: D.L. Van Hekken1, M.H. Tunick1, M. Paul1, E.R. Ingham2, R. Seidel3, and P.M. Tomasula4
1Research Chemist(s), USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
2Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA 19530
3Research Agroecologist and Farming Systems Trial Project Leader, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA 19530
4Research Leader, USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PA 19038