New Concepts in Pasture and Grazing Management

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
&
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland

Day Session

9:00 a.m.
Welcome

9:15 a.m.
Benefits of a Year-Round Rotational Grazing System and Improved Forage Varieties
Sheep & Goats—Dr. Enrique Nelson Escobar, UMES
Beef Cattle—Eddie Draper, Wye Angus Facility
Horses—Shannon Dill, UME

10:00 a.m.
Sericea Lespedeza and Bermudagrass—Promising New Forages for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Dr. Don Ball, Auburn University/Professor Emeritus

11:00 a.m.
Establishing and Managing Pasture for Increased Production and Improved Soil Health
Dr. Jarrod Miller, UME

11:15 a.m.
Break

12 noon
USDA Grazing Program Assistance
Dr. Terron Hillsman, USDA-NRCS

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Ways to Extend Grazing and Reduce Stored Feed Needs
Dr. Don Ball, Auburn University/Professor Emeritus

2:00 p.m.
Timelines for Planning a Year-Round Grazing System in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Dr. Les Vough, NRCS/Retired

2:45 p.m.
See it in Action! The UMES Year-Round Rotational Grazing Demonstration Project Pasture Walk

4 p.m.
Adjourn

Evening Session

5:30 p.m.
Forage Profit Strategies
Dr. Don Ball, Auburn University/Professor Emeritus

6:30 p.m.
See it in Action! The UMES Year-Round Rotational Grazing Demonstration Project Pasture Walk

8 p.m.
Adjourn

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pasture-grazing-management-tickets-25299935789. The registration fee, which includes educational materials and lunch for the full day session, is $20 per person.  The fee for the evening session is $5 per person.  The registration deadline is September 2.

For more information about the New Concepts in Pasture and Grazing Management Workshop, contact Michele Howard at 410-651-6070 or by email at mlhoward@umes.edu.  Workshop sponsors include University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Small Farm Outreach Program.

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