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Maryland Cattlemen's Association 2018 Summer Field Day

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Hedgeapple Farm

3760 Buckeystown Pike

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Buckeystown, MD 21717

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The Maryland Cattlemen's Association is pleased to host, in partnership with Hedgeapple Farm and the Jorgensen Family Foundation, a summer educational field day event. The program will include a great line-up of speakers dealing with pasture and grazing managment, beef cattle nutrition, weed identification and control, beef butchery and marketing, along with a beef industry and beef check-off update provided by staff from both the National Cattlemen's Beef Association in Washington, D.C. and the Cattlemen's Beef Board in Denver.

A Pit Beef luncheon featuring Hedgeapple Beef will accompany a brief annual meeting of the MCA. The afternoon will include a live beef cutting demonstration and discussion follwed by an extensive farm tour including the Hedgeapple Farm Market retail store. There will be plenty of time for visiting and Q and A throughout the program.

This event is open to all cattle and beef producers but a special reduced registration is available only for current MCA members and their guests.

A full schedule follows along with speaker information as you scroll down.

Field Day Program*


*The Maryland Cattlemen’s Association extends thanks to the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland for their financial support of our educational efforts, made possible through The Jorgensen Endowment within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, at UMCP.


7:30-8:30 AM Registration, Coffee and Donuts

8:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions

8:45-9:15AM: Managing mixed stands of alfalfa and orchard grass for grazing.

Dr. Jerry Cherney, Forage Specialist, Cornell University

9:15-10:00AM: Weed identification and management in pasture and forage stands.

Dwight Lingenfelter, Weed Specialist, Penn State University

10:00-10:45AM: Optimal nutritional management of grazing cattle.

Dr. Debbie Cherney, Ruminant Nutritionist, Cornell University

10:45-11:45AM: Improving your beef marketing through customer-focused modern butchery.

Kari Underly, Principal, Range, Inc. Chicago, IL


NOON-2 PM: Hedgeapple Farm Pit Beef Luncheon and MCA Business Meeting

NCBA Update, Colin Woodall, Senior V.P. of Government Affairs, NCBA Washington, D.C.

Beef Check-Off Program Update, Scott Stuart, CEO, Cattlemen’s Beef Board, Denver, CO


2:00-4:00 PM: Live Sub-primal beef cutting demonstration and discussion.

Kari Underly, Principal, Range, Inc. Chicago, IL

4:00-6:00 PM Hedgeapple Farm and Market Tour


Meet the Speakers

Dr. Jerry Cherney:

Jerry was born and raised on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin, receiving a B.S. degree in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin. Later he received a M.S. degree in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in agronomy from the University of Minnesota. He became the New York State forage specialist in 1990, focusing on perennial grass management and quality, and on the feasibility of grass combustion as an alternative energy source. He was appointed E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture in 1997.

Jerry conducts applied research in forage quality, management, and utilization to identify ways to profitably manage forage crops, taking all appropriate environmental concerns into consideration so as to improve the profitability of forage/livestock operations, while at the same time minimizing any negative effects of forage crops on the environment. Dr. Cherney recognizes that high forage quality is critical to the profitability of livestock operations.

Dr. Debbie Cherney:

Debbie earned a B.S. degree in animal science at the University of Florida, her M.S. degree in agronomy at Louisiana State University and her Ph.D. in animal nutrition also from the University of Florida; She is a professor of animal science at Cornell University. She teaches three undergraduate courses: Introduction to Animal Nutrition, Introduction to Animal Welfare, and Ethics in Animal Science. Her research program seeks to provide solutions to applied problems in the area of forage utilization particularly dealing with perennial grasses. Dr. Cherney’s work continues to focus on identifying appropriate forage management as it relates to overall animal nutrition and subsequent animal performance particularly with high-quality forages and perennial grasses.

Dwight Ligenfelter

Dwight is a Penn State Extension associate in weed science. He assists the state weed specialist with extension and applied research activities and is responsible for developing presentations, newsletter articles, writing fact sheets and other materials for Extension purposes. Dwight also assists with routine revisions to the The Penn State Agronomy Guide, presents practical information at county Extension meetings, conferences and field days, and generally contributes to other Extension and herbicide evaluation research agronomic and vegetable crops. He also helps to coordinate the annual Penn State Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic and Agronomy Scout School and he coaches the Penn State Collegiate Weed Science Team.

Kari Underly

Kari is the owner of Range, Inc. an innovative company that has been helping business in the fresh meat industry since 2002 by developing award winning merchandising tools and market strategies to promote their meat products.

In 2017, Kari was honored by Provisioner Magazine as one of 25 Future Icons of the Meat and Poultry Industry. She’s a third-generation butcher and journeyman meat cutter with a B.S. degree in Business. She's the author of the James Beard nominated book, The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional’s Guide to Butchering and Merchandising which she wrote to help fill a void in practical meat literature.

Kari’s favorite role is that of an educator. She travels the country conducting meat training seminars and demonstrations for corporations and meat enthusiasts teaching and training them to cut, market, and sell meat. The need for meat education and skilled training and certification to meet the demands of today's consumer is enormous. As a result, Kari developed an affordable, high quality, web-based Learning Management System offering Range® Meat Clerk and Meat Cutter certificates. Her goal is to help bring back this skilled trade and a living wage in the butchery business.

Colin Woodall

Colin is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for NCBA in Washington, D.C. He serves as NCBA’s chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill and leads the Washington office in developing strategies to ensure that the cattle industry’s voice is being heard by policy makers.

Colin is originally from Big Spring, Texas, and holds a degree in Agricultural Systems Management from Texas A&M. At A&M, Colin was involved in the Corps of Cadets and active in the student chapter of the American Association of Agricultural Engineers. After college he worked as a grain elevator manager and grain merchandiser for Cargill in Kansas. After venturing to Washington, Colin took a job with U.S. Senator John Cornyn where he worked on agriculture, interior, energy and water projects and appropriations. Colin has been with NCBA since June of 2004.

Scott Stuart

Scott is the new CEO of the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) based in Denver, Colorado. He has been a part of the livestock industry his entire life, having grown up on his family's commercial cow/calf ranch in north-central Colorado and later in northwest Montana. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business and Economics from Colorado State University, and attended Law School at the University of Wyoming for a short time. In 1988, Scott began a 30-year career with National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA). For four years, he maintained a position of managing the NLPA commodity futures brokerage and in 1992 was named CEO. From 2009 to 2018, he served as managing director for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, and since 2012, has held the position of director of administrative services for the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Scott also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, one of the nation's Top 10 professional rodeos.

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