Join Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, Amy Barkley and Josh Putman, for webinars focused on preparing for a productive 2021 grazing season.
These educational opportunities are going to be targeted towards the general grazier, though the content will focus on pasture management for beef, sheep, and goat production.
The classes will be hosted individually, rather than as a series to accommodate those who may be interested in only one or two of these varied topics. The four classes will be hosted on Thursday evenings starting February 25th and will be an hour in length, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, with the exception of “Early Season Pasture Weed Management”, which will be 6:30pm – 8:00pm. All classes will allow time for participants’ questions.
One of the classes, “Early Season Pasture Weed Management”, will provide 1.5 DEC Credits in Categories 1a, 10, and 21. Those who are interested in taking the course for credit will need to have their pesticide license available to show the instructors and be present for the entirety of the live class.
Registration for each class includes a Zoom link to the live lecture, access link to the record lecture, and access to PDFs of the class notes. Registration fees are $10 per class, with the exception of “Early Season Pasture Weed Management”, which is $15.
Thursday, February 25th, 6:30pm—8:00pm
Early Season Pasture Weed Management
Join Josh for a discussion on early season identification and management of common pesky and potentially toxic pasture weeds in SWNY
**1.5 DEC Credits approved in Categories 1a, 10, & 21; Have your spray license available for the class if you’d like to receive credits You must be present for the entire live session to receive credits**
Registration Fee: $15 Register by: February 24th at 11:59pm
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/PastureWeedManagement
Thursday, March 4th, 6:30pm—7:30pm
All About Frost Seeding
Frost seeding can improve pastures. Josh will be discussing why, when, and how to frost seed, including seed types and volumes, establishment areas, cropping decisions, and fertility considerations.
Registration Fee: $10 Register by: March 3rd at 11:59pm
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/FrostSeeding
Thursday, March 11th, 6:30pm—7:30pm
Designing Your Grazing System for 2021 and Beyond
In this class, Amy will explore the facets of developing a grazing plan including considerations surrounding field conditions, pasture species, livestock species, grazing intensity, watering systems, and fencing considerations.
Registration Fee: $10 Register by: March 10th at 11:59pm
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/GrazingSystemDesign
Thursday, March 18th, 6:30pm—7:30pm
Rotational Grazing Management
Join Amy for tips on how to build a grazing calendar from the bottom up. Learn about stocking densities, rest times, measuring forage availability, and how to keep paddocks healthy and productive.
Registration Fee: $10 Register by: March 17th at 11:59pm
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/RotationalGrazingManagement
Last updated February 8, 2021