The Southern Piedmont AREC 2016 Annual Forage Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016. Registration for Pre-Dinner Tour begins at 2:00 PM Pre-Dinner Summer Annual and Forage Sorghum Tour at 2:30 PM o Update on hay export project, Kyle Quick o Impact of shade on cool-season forage mixtures, Kelly Mercier o Selecting summer annual varieties, Deidre Harmon o […]
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Join farmers Mike and Molly Peterson to learn first-hand how they manage their nearly 1,000 acre grass-fed meat operation. The Petersons founded Heritage Hollow in 2013, and have grown their business immensely in just three years. Come tour their pastures to learn how they manage their animals on all leased land, and how they reach their customers largely through their […]
Join us at Swallow Hill Farm in Caroline County, Virginia on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Tim and Susan Tobin are hosting this field day as VFGC partners with the local Extension, SWCD and NRCS employees to conduct this forage and grazing event. The program will highlight how Tim is using specific forage species (annuals and perennials) to meet his production […]
The Advanced Equine and Forage Management School will be taking place on Wednesday, March 2 from 9am to 3pm. This is geared toward equine barn managers and hay producers, this lunch and learn program will focus on management improvement for horse operations and hay production. Call (804) 598-5640 or (804) 561-2481 or e-mail Rachel or Laura at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org […]
Richmond, VA, February 10, 2016 – Native Virginian J.B. Daniel recently received the American Forage and Grassland Council’s Pastureland Conservationist of the Year award for his exceptional education and outreach to promote sustainable grazing practices statewide. This annual award recognizes a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employee who has exemplified outstanding service to the agency, our clients, and the science […]
Designed with beginning and experienced producers in mind, this 2-day, intensive course will teach you everything you need to know to better manage grazing on your farm. Basic pasture management Grazing management Designing a rotational grazing system Fencing and watering options Strategies to extend the grazing season Matching forage quality & animal needs Creating a forage budget You will have […]
The 2016 VFGC Winter Forage Conferences will be held as scheduled. 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 […]
The Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) and Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences are searching for a Ruminant Livestock Systems Specialist. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with a 75% extension and 25% research appointment located at the Southern Piedmont AREC in Blackstone, VA. The successful candidate will have a strong background in ruminant […]
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 […]