Maryland Grazing School

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Maryland Grazing School

Designed with producer interests in mind, this 2-day grazing school will offer a more in-depth education on pasture and grazing management.

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Rocklands Farm 14531 Montevideo Rd Poolesville, MD 20837

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About this event

Designed with producer interests in mind, this 2-day grazing school will offer a more in-depth education on pasture and grazing management. Come learn everything you need to know to better manage grazing on your farm!

Topics include:

  • Forage identification and selection
  • Assessing and monitoring pasture health
  • Methods for measuring forage yield
  • Principles of pasture management
  • Pasture allocation (grazer's math)
  • Fencing and watering options
  • Strategies to extend the grazing season
  • Managing for soil health and fertility
  • Matching forage quality with animal needs
  • Designing a rotational grazing system

This course features multiple hands-on exercises to provide you with opportunities to work with grazing tools and fencing materials. Enrollment is limited to 30 people to keep the group small and allow for more interaction and networking opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to sit down with an instructor to begin developing a customized grazing plan for your farm.

The event runs from 8 AM to 5 PM each day. Lunch will be provided each day, as well as dinner on Thursday evening. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors, so be sure to plan ahead and dress accordingly.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact your local county Extension office or the Western Maryland Research and Education Center at 301-432-2767. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

This event is brought to you by University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council, Maryland Grazers Network, and NE SARE. Thank you to our event partners!

*University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or natural origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.