The annual Livestock and Forage Field Day at the Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The station tours will provide an overview of livestock and forage research being conducted at the station. Registration will begin at 2:00 p.m., with a sponsored dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be a tour in the afternoon and an educational session in the evening. Topics to be covered include silvopasture implementation and management, heat-stress mitigation strategies in Virginia pastures, backgrounding calves on novel endophyte tall fescue, managing toxic tall fescue, and hay testing and winter ration balancing.