This school is full. The 2017 Grazing School will be held on April 25 & 26, 2017 at the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research & Extension Center, McCormick Farm, Raphine, VA. Space is limited to 25. 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 […]
The 2017 AFGC Forage Conference Registration is CLOSED. Online Registration is CLOSED. There will also be No Walk-In Registration the Days of the Conference. Anyone interested in being on a Conference Waiting List needs to contact immediately: Tina Bowling at firstname.lastname@example.org Join fellow AFGC Members and Forage Industry Colleagues for the 2017 AFGC Annual Conference Hosted by the Virginia Forage […]
Tim Tobin of Swallow Hill Farm in Caroline County began a grazing demonstration in partnership with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council over a year ago. Jim Tate, Conservationist with the Hanover Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District introduced Tim to the VFGC and organized a farm visit in November 2014. At that time Tim met with Patty Johnson, Chris […]
Stockpiling forage for the winter months can be a valuable tool for farms to reduce dependence on hay, while providing cattle with a palatable and grain free substitute. As part of her work on John Fant’s farm, Katelyn recently began the process of evaluating the twelve paddocks in grazing zone one for the potential for fall stockpiling. During this process […]
Making and feeding quality horse hay will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Stony Point Ruritan Club. Come and discuss new herbicide options for foxtail control, weed control and fertility update in hay pasture, hay quality evaluation, and hay feeding. Click here for more information Making and Feeding Quality Horse Hay 2016
Program to be held at VT McCormick Farm on August 30, 2016. Featuring a demo of new herbicide options for foxtail control in hay and pasture. Contact Matt Booher at 540-245-5750 or email him at email@example.com for more information or click Making and feeding quality horse hay – Producers flyer.
September 1, 2016 3:30-5:00 pm Pre-tour option at Beck-n-Rich Farm Featuring: forage sorghums for silage & baleage 5:00-5:30 pm Registration at Virginia Tech McCormick Farm 5:30-6:15 pm Dinner 6:15-7:30 pm Tour: – summer stockpiling for late-summer grazing, – crabgrass, lespedeza, & summer annual forages – building drought resistance with healthy soils For more information click here SUMMER FORAGE TOUR