The Heart of America Grazing Conference will be held in Lexington, KY, January 25-26. For more information go to http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/ The event described herein is not sponsored or endorsed by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council.
This summer, five students from Virginia Tech are participating in the Ecology of Grazing Land Systems (EGLS), a graduate course hosted by Texas Tech, University of Missouri, University of Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. In all, 19 students from six universities are learning about the diverse grassland and rangeland ecosystems of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. This link is to a blog (EGLS blog: http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/egls15/) More →
Join the VFGC for the 2016 Winter Forage Conferences: “Tall Fescue in the 21st Century: Understanding and Managing Tall Fescue in Grazing Systems” Speakers will include: Local producers speaking at each location Dr. Glen Aiken, (USDA Agricultural Research Service, Lexington, Kentucky) Dr. Joe Bouton, (Bouton Consulting) Dr. Craig Roberts (University of Missouri) Dr. John Andrae (Clemson University) Mr. Pat Burch, (Dow AgroSciences) Mr. Matt More →
Recent studies indicate that native grasses can be a useful “tool” for forage producers providing a good complement to tall fescue or orchardgrass and a low input alternative to bermudagrass. There are five species typically considered for forage production: switchgrass, big bluestem, little bluestem, indiangrass, and eastern gamagrass. While all have value for forage production, benefits and site adaptations vary by species. Click for More →
The video was shot and produced by Anders Gurda as part of his graduate-thesis work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is now an associate researcher in organic and sustainable cropping systems at UW-Madison.This last video of a four-part series gives Upper Midwestern graziers’ suggestions on how others can implement mob grazing into their operations. Mob Grazing in Their Own Words Click Link above