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UPCOMING GRAZING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENT SUMMARY

April 11th & April 12th @ 9:30am - 3:00pm - 2-day Advanced Grazers Workshop (see a more detailed description below)

April 29 @ 7:30 am - 7:45 pm. Southwest Project Grass Bus Trip to Young’s Cattle Co.

Spend an afternoon on Rick and Jayne Young’s farm, where they maintain 400 cow-calf pairs and turn 5,000 head of stocker cattle annually on their 3,283 acres of reclaimed strip mined soil, to hear their story of environmental stewardship and making a living, in Belmont County, Ohio. For more information, see http://www.paglc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Young’s-Cattle-Co.-Brochure-2016.pdf

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:45 pm . Southwest Project Grass Grazing Field Day

High Ridge Farm LLC is a 110 acre forage-based farm that implements a rotational grazing system on 16.7 acres with 25 Hereford Cattle. Recently the farm has installed additional best management practices to improve productivity. For more information, contact the Washington County Conservation District at 724-206-9446.

 

 

TWO-DAY ON-FARM ADVANCED GRAZERS WORKSHOP

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM both days

PEACE HOLLOW FARM

Myron and Janet Martin

2148 Rohrersville Road

Knoxville, Maryland 21758

SPACE IS LIMITED! 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED 
NO WALK-IN'S  

REGISTRATION FEE - DEADLINE: Friday, April 1, 2016
(includes lunch and handout materials) 

FARMERS/PRODUCERS:

1 Day - $20 per person 

2 Day - $30 per person

AGENCY & AG PERSONNEL:

1 Day - $50 per person 

2 Day - $75 per person

Mail in Registration - see ​(pdf) attached 

Online Registration* (credit card* only) - click here... 

*There is an additional processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card

The demand for grass-fed and finished beef from consumers and food service providers continues to outpace supply. Maryland’s grass-fed producers are trying to meet that demand and looking to programs such as the Maryland Grazers’ Network and University of Maryland Extension programs to help move their production and profits forward. However, producers who have several years of grazing experience need an ‘upper’ level or ‘graduate’ grazing workshop that will help them reach their production and marketing goals. Speakers for this two-day workshophave been recruited for their knowledge and experience with topics specific to the production and marketing of grass-fed livestock and products. See attached agenda. 

Featured Speakers include: ​​

  • Garth Wiemer, Pampaike Hill Farm, King William, Virginia
  • Ray Archuleta - Conservation Agronomist at the NRCS East National Technology Center, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Brent Cammauf, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
  • Hans Kefauver, Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
  • Ed Rayburn, Forage Extension Specialist, West Virginia University
  • Adam Daugherty, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, Coffee County, TN

Key Themes: 

  • Forages, soils, animals, and mineral cycling—building premium pastures.
  • How to finish high quality meats on grass
  • Marketing – what you want and need to know about pricing, rules, and strategies
  • Get answers to ALL your grazing questions from the experts – the collective wisdom of the whole group of farmers and speakers

For More Information Contact: 

Ginger S. Myers: 301-432-2767 x338gsmyers@umd.edu