Champlain Valley Grazing Symposium
Monday, April 1, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
SHARPEN YOUR GRAZING SKILLS
Step up your grazing skills this coming season! Come hear grazing consultant, Sarah Flack provide helpful tips to fine-tune your system. She’ll also discuss the most common grazing mistakes and how to avoid them. Farmer Guy Choiniere of Highgate, Vt will share his strategies for producing top quality forage, which allows him to maintain a 50-55 pound per cow production average on 6 pounds of grain per cow. Brent Beidler of Randolph Ctr, Vt will also be here to discuss his successes with annual crops such as millet, forage oats, and turnips to increase overall pasture productivity. Brent will also cover the importance of variable paddock sizes and how he maximizes forages to minimize grain feeding.
9:00-10:00 Registration, Coffee and Snacks
10:00 - Fine Tune Your Grazing System and Avoid Common
Mistakes with Grazing Expert, Sarah Flack
11:30 - Maintaining Production with Less Grain and Better
Forage with Guy Choiniere, Choiniere Family Farm, Highgate
12:15 - LUNCH - Enjoy a great hot lunch while you visit with your friends and neighbors
1:15 - Interactive Discussion with Brent Beidler, Beidler Family Farm on Annual Crops for Grazing and Other Advanced Techniques
2:00 - UVM Extension & You - How can we help? Let us tell you about our no-till drills, livestock exclusion incentive program, and pasture and nutrient management planning services
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program
contact Donna at 1-800-956-1125 or 802-388-4969 by March 18 2013 so we may assist you.
When & Where
University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.