Demonstrating conversion of wildtype to novel endophyte fescue pastures for greater livestock performance and better environmental outcomes. Please RSVP by calling the Southern Piedmont AREC at 434-818-5545 by August 20th. Registration begins at 6 pm with a sponsored meal. Honeycutt pasture walk 2018 flyer
The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council, Inc. (VFGC) collaborates with producer members in different areas of the state, to demonstrate various forage and grazing management techniques. These demonstrations are one way to promote the utilization of forages to meet producer goals while highlighting grazing management practices that improve forage production, grazing efficiency and soil health.
VFGC is also the recipient of a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from USDA-NRCS. We encourage you to look at and follow the progress of the demonstration farms listed below as changes are implemented and their grazing systems improve.
This intensive, 1-day school is geared for producers who are backgrounding calves or raising replacements on pasture, as well as pasture-based dairy and finishing operations. The school will teach participants how to create and meet realistic animal performance goals on a pasture-based diet. It will go into an in-depth look at performance-enhancing forage systems including: […]
VFGC partners with the Carroll Grayson Cattle Producers Assn. to host a summer pasture walk and field day August 9th at Stephen Turner’s Farm in Laurel Fork, VA. Mr. Turner has implemented many conservation and grazing practices on his farm which now allows him to graze more cows on less acres and feed less hay. […]
The grazing demonstration hosted at Ronnie Nuckols Farm as part of the Conservation Innovation Grant between VFGC and USDA-NRCS is now complete. The detailed case study summary report titled: Using Annual Forages and Improved Grazing Management to Build Soil Health and Improve System Performance, is available for download as a PDF document below. This report […]
Join us at Lund Angus Farm on the evening of July 19th for a tour and pasture walk with Dick and Mary Lund in Appomattox County. The Lund’s have developed a grass fed and finished Black Angus beef system using different forages and grazing techniques as part of a conservation grazing plan. This event will […]
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will host the Kentland Beef & Forage Day. This event will highlight the research at Kentland Farm as well as focus on hay quality and baleage production. Speakers from VCE, VT, and industry will deliver workshops and […]
Hay workshop to be held at the Prince Edward Extension Office, June 29th from 8:30 to 2. For more information and to register email email@example.com or call 434-392-42460 Hay Workshop 2018 Flyer
Reaching for the next level in grazing management? Contact Matt Booher at 540-325-7503 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advanced Grazing School
John Fant, Colonel, US Army (Ret), returned to southwest Virginia in 2013 after a career in the military to resume the daily operations and management of the family farm. Watch this short video as John explains the challenges and opportunities he faced returning to the farm, assessing its resources then developing and implementing a plan […]
Tim Tobin, of Swallow Hill Farm in Woodford, VA, is a farm demonstration cooperator with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council as part of a USDA- NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant project. Tim will be speaking next week at the VFGC Conference in Madison, presenting a project summary on how he has used specific forage species […]