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Maryland Beef Producers Short-course Series III - Pasture Management

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Topics covered: Soil fertility, setting up a pasture system, common forages, weeds and weed management, extending the grazing season, etc.

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Good pastures are important part to a successful beef operation. This one day workshop will cover various aspects of good pasture development and management in both a classroom style and hands-on outdoor environment. Participants are encouraged to bring fresh plants (weeds, forages, etc) that they need help identifying, as well as forage and soil analysis reports that they need help interpreting.

This program is supported by the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, through an endowment from the Jorgensen Family Foundation.

Cost: $35 which includes all refreshments, lunch and educational resources.

***This program is approved for 4 CEUs in all categories of Ag Nutrient Management and 4 Credits towards Pesticide Applicator Recertification in the categories of 1A, 3C, 10, PVT

Series III Dates:

Western MD - Friday, Oct 1st at Washington County Extension Office, Boonsboro, MD

Northern MD - Friday, Oct 29th at Harford County Extension Office, Street, MD

Southern MD - Friday, Nov 5th at Charles County Soil Conservation District, Waldorf, MD

Eastern Shore - Friday, Nov 19th at Caroline County 4h Youth Park, Denton, MD

Educational resources will include: All presentations and handouts as well as producer resources.

Agenda:

8:45-9:00am       Registration and Refreshments – Welcome

9:00-9:30am       Soil Fertility and Management: Good Pastures Start with the Soil

                                Andrew Kness, UMD Extension-Harford County

9:30-10:00am     Setting up a Pasture System: How to set up a System that works for your Farm

                                Racheal Slattery, UMD Dept. of Animal Sciences

10:00-10:30am   Not all Forages are the Same: Common Forages and their Adaptability and Utility in a Pasture System

                                Dr. Amanda Grev, UMD Extension-WMREC

10:30-10:40am   Break

10:40-11:10am   Principals of Weed Management: Weed ID and Management in Pastures             

                               Kelly Nichols, UMD Extension-Frederick County

11:10-11:40am   Extending the Grazing Season: Using Summer Crops and Annuals

                                Jeff Semler, UMD Extension-Washington County

11:40-12:10pm  Matching Forages with Cattle Nutrition

                                Dr. Sarah Potts, UMD Extension-WMREC

12:10-12:30pm  Financial Assistance: Cost-share Programs for Cattle Producers

                                NRCS Representative

12:30-1:00pm     Lunch

1:00-1:30pm       Soil Health (Hands-on)

                                Andrew Kness and Jeff Semler

1:30-3:00pm       Pasture Assessment and Grazing Management with in Field Plant Identification (Hands-on)

                                Dr. Amanda Grev, Jeff Semler, Kelly Nichols

3:00-3:30pm       Wrap-up and Questions: Including participant samples for plant ID and soil or forage report analysis interpretation.

For more information, please visit our website: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/educational-courses#series-iii

Please contact Racheal Slattery, Beef and Dairy Coordinator at 301-405-1392 or via email rslatt@umd.edu with any questions or concerns.


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The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences was formed in 1997 through the merger of the Animal Science, Dairy Science and Poultry Science Departments. Animal science is the study of domesticated animals used for food, biomedical research and leisure. Our department fulfills a tripartite mission of reasearch, teaching and extension. 

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