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Maryland Beef Producers Short-course Series III - Pasture Management

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***We apologize for the inconvience, but we will be postponing the April workshops due to the current Covid19 outbreak. Please stay tuned for information regarding any changes to the May workshops.


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 has been 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

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/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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