2021 Virtual Winter Forage Conference
Building Resilience in Grass-Based Farms
This year’s forage conference will be ONLINE. Featuring Tennessee grazier, Mr. Greg Brann, along with Dr. Greg Halich, forage economics specialist with University of Kentucky.
Mr. Greg Brann owns 900-acre Big Spring Farm, where he practices management-intensive and multi-species grazing. Greg has also used warm-season forages, livestock genetics, and novel feeding strategies to build resilience in his farm. Behind it all has been a focus on integrating soil, animal, and plant health for the improvement of the whole system. Greg direct markets his 100% grass fed & finished livestock.
Dr. Greg Halich is an ag economist and forage specialist with the University of Kentucky. Greg has worked with farmers across the Southeast to improve their farms through grazing management and economics. Greg will be discussing bale grazing and adaptive management of stocking rates to maximize farm profitability.
Join us live each evening for these great speakers and on Friday for the summary videos and live Q & A to wrap up the conference.
Monday Jan 18. 6-7:30 pm Building Resilience with Grazing Management & Winter Feeding. Dr. Greg Halich
Tuesday Jan 19. 6-7:30 pm Building Resilience in Soils, Plants, & Animals. Mr. Greg Brann
Wednesday Jan 20. 6-7:30 pm Profitable Stocking Rates & the Downward Spiral of Overstocking. Dr. Greg Halich
Thursday Jan 21. 6-7:30 pm Adaptive Grazing Management: Multispecies Grazing. Mr. Greg Brann
Friday Jan 22. 9-9:30 am VFGC Business meeting
9:30-11 am Conference recap/Speaker Q & A
The conference will be limited to 500 households. Registration will be advertised to a national audience beginning January 1, 2021 so register now to reserve your spot!
Good news for Certified Nutrient Management Planners in VA.
DCR has approved the VFGC Winter Forage Conference titled; Building Resilience in Grass-Based Farms, for up to 4.0 nutrient management recertification credits (1.0 credit per night Monday – Thursday January 18th – 21st).
Certified Nutrient Management Planners remember this:
In January when you login to the conference each evening M – TH,
- Make sure to log in using your name not a phone number.
- Go to the chat box and type in your VA nutrient management certification number
- If you lose your connection, you must log back in each time. Your credit depends on you staying logged in for the duration of the training.
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Check out this short video to see what we are planning for you.