2014 Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting Northeast Pasture Research and Extension Consortium 2014 Annual Meeting, State College, PA, February 4-5, 2014

Full poster abstracts

Equine Pasture Management

Equine Pasture Management and High Density Grazing Demonstration
S. Parry(1), T. Martin(1), P. Vanderstappen(1), S. Truax(1), D. Ludwig(1), K. Soder(2), M. Rubano(2), D. Foulk(3), H. McKernan(3), A. Swinker(3)

1. USDA-NRCS
2. USDA-ARS
3. Pennsylvania State University

Profile of the Equine Industry’s Grazing Best Management Practices in Pennsylvania

A. Swinker(1), H. McKernan(1), D. Foulk(1), D. Kniffen(1), F. Schneider(3), A. Burk(2), M. Brubaker(3), S. Truax(4)

1. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, 814-865-7810, aswinker@gmail.com,
2. University of Maryland Extension, College Park, PA, 20742,
3. Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission, Harrisburg, PA 17110,
4 Equine Specialist, PA NRCS, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Development and Implementation of an Equine Environmental Stewardship Program
Donna Foulk(1), Ann Swinker(1), Sarah Crook(2), Nancy Kadwill(2), Helene McKernan(1), Michael Brubaker(3), Jana Malot(3), Frank Schneider(3), Suzette Truax(4)

1. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802,
2. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, PA, 17101,
3. Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission, Harrisburg, PA 17110,
4. Equine Specialist, PA NRCS, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Environmentally Friendly Farm Program Recognizes Pennsylvania Farms that Adopt Sound Management Practices Protecting Water Quality and the Environment
Donna Foulk(1), Ann Swinker(1), Sarah Crooke(1), Helene McKernan(1), Sarah Dorward(1)

1 Penn State University and Funded by USDA NRCS-CIG

Factors Affecting Forage Growth on Pastures

Freeze Tolerance of Perennial Ryegrass
Jeff Gonet(1), Sarah Goslee(2), and Howard Skinner(3)

1. Agricultural Science Research Technician, USDA/ARS, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
2. Ecologist, USDA/ARS, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
3. Plant Physiologist, USDA/ARS, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Benefits of Tillage Radish and Keyline Plowing for Pasture Management
Josef Gorres(1), Rachel Gilker(2), Jennifer Colby(3)

1. Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405
2. Partner & Research Consultant, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446
3. Program Coordinator, Vermont Pasture Network, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Colchester, VT 05446

Residual Forage Mass and Pasture Growth
Rayburn, E. B.1, W.L. Shockey(2), D.A. Seymour(3), B.D. Smith(4), and T.J. Basden(5)

1. Extension Specialist-Agronomy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
2. Agricultural Extension Agent, WVU Extension, Preston County, Kingwood, WV 26537
3. Pendleton County Extension Agent, WVU Extension, Pendleton County, Franklin, WV 26807
4. Associate Extension Professor, Agricultural Extension Agent & Director of the West Virginia Small Ruminant Project, Grant County, Petersburg, WV 26847
5. Extension Specialist, Nutrient Management & Extension Clinical Associate Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506

Inventorying and Monitoring Pastures

Pastures from Space: What can we learn from satellite images?
Sarah Goslee
Ecologist, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

How well can we predict forage species occurrence and abundance?
Audrey Wang(1), Sarah Goslee(2) and Doug Miller(1)

1. Penn State Center for Environmental Informatics, University Park, PA 16802
2. USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Investigating Livestock Agriculture Impacts on the Environment and

the Economy

An Environmental Assessment of Grass-finishing Beef Operations in Pennsylvania
Jasmine Dillon(1) and C. Alan Rotz(2)

1. Graduate Assistant, Animal Science Department, Penn State University, 324 Henning Building
University Park, PA16802
2. Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS Pastures Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

Assessing the land resource capacity for pasture-based dairy farming in the Northeast
J. Franklin Egan(1) and Sarah Goslee(2)

1. Research Ecologist &
2. Ecologist, USDA-ARS Pastures Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802

# Nutritional Quality of Pasture-Based Dairy Milk #

Case Study: Variation in fatty acid profiles in milk from adjacent organic and conventional dairy farms over a 3-year period
Tunick, M. H., Paul, M., and Van Hekken, D. L.
Research Chemists, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Dairy & Functional Foods Research Unit, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Correlating Milk Nutrition and Forage Quality interactions on Organic Dairy Farms
Guy Jodarski(1) DVM, Silvia Abel-Caines(2), DVM, Logan Peterman(3)

1. Staff Veterinarian, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, La Farge, WI 54639
2. Ruminant Nutritionist, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, La Farge, WI 54639
3. Farm Resource Coordinator, Organic Valley, La Farge, WI 54639

Ruminant Nutrition on Pastures

Feeding Strategy and Pasture Quality Relative to Nutrient Requirements of Organic Dairy Cows
Aimee Hafla(1), Kathy Soder(1), Andre Brito(2), Richard Kersbergen(3), Fay Benson(4), Heather Darby(5), and Melissa Rubano(1)

1. Animal Scientists, USDA-ARS, Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802
2. Assistant Professor of Organic Dairy Management, Dairy Nutrition Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824
3. Extension educator, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Waldo County, Waldo, Maine 04915
4. Project Manager NY Organic Dairy Initiative, Cornell University, Cortland, NY 13045
5. University of Vermont Extension Associate Professor, Agronomic Specialist, Burlington, VT 05405

Dairies Utilizing High Stock Density Grazing in the Northeast
Mena Hautau
Extension Educator, CCA, Penn State Extension, Berks County, Leesport, PA 19533