We are glad to be able to share events likely to be useful for livestock farmers through this calendar, and do our best to keep these listings up-to-date and accurate.  Please do check with event hosts and venues directly for all details, including the possibility of event cancellations or switches between in-person and online formats.

Right now we are especially excited that Troy Bishopp the Grass Whisperer is going to be offering an online session on pasture stockpiling on August 11.  Registration and contact information below.

 

 

Mon Aug 10 2020

  • Application deadline: Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund
    12:00am - 12:00am
    https://nesawg.org/bipoc-farmer-covid-relief-fund?mc_cid=7ae7fd0a97&mc_eid=a12c9b2347

    COST: Free

    The Northeast BIPOC Farmer Relief Fund is now accepting applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) folks living in the Northeast who work in agriculture and have been economically impacted by the COVID crisis.

    CONTACT: Learn more and apply at https://nesawg.org/bipoc-farmer-covid-relief-fund?mc_cid=7ae7fd0a97&mc_eid=a12c9b2347

Tue Aug 11 2020

  • Stockpiling with Troy Bishopp: 60 Days From Your Fall Feeding Plan
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Online

    Are you ready to feed grass this fall? This webinar will discuss the realities of stockpiling perennial pastures for the 2020 fall and winter grazing season. It’s a practical venture into the decision-making and pasture management strategies to get more grazing days and offset feeding costs without sacrificing animal performance. Will the plan match reality? Only 60 days to find out. Our speaker is Troy Bishopp, aka, The Grass Whisperer, who is a proactive grazier of 35 years and a grazing professional at the Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District in NY.

    This is the fourth webinar in a six-part webinar series that will cover several strategies for grazing season extension and alternative forage production. The series is a collaboration among UMass Extension, UVM Extension, & UMaine Extension, and is supported in part by a Northeast SARE Research and Education Grant with organization and administration supported by the Livestock Institute of Southern New England with the support of the Cedar Tree Foundation.

    Contact: For any questions about the series, please contact Sam Corcoran atsglazecorcor@umass.edu<mailto:atsglazecorcor@umass.edu> REGISTER:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/386648069877110796

Thu Aug 13 2020

  • Women Owning Woodlands Kick Off Q&A Session
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Online

    Cost: Free

    Join this Zoom meeting for a fun, informal discussion on forests. Meet the women professionals of the WOW VT Team will be on hand to answer your questions about *anything* related to Vermont’s woodlands and the critters who inhabit them.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Contact: Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf-ygpz4jGdTw0wDg3rWMmnp3fQCUkar-

  • Swine Reproduction Series: Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition
    12:15pm - 1:00pm
    Online

    For the breeding herd, nutrition is all about longevity. In this webinar featuring Dr. Elizabeth Hines from Penn State Extension, we will review basic dietary recommendations for boars and sows, and how to make the most of feedstuffs available to you. For pigs, housing is a must for successful production.

    This event is part of the Swine Reproduction webinar series partnership between UVM, Penn State University and University of New Hampshire.
    CONTACT: Registration link to be shared very shortly. Email colene.reed@uvm.edu<mailto:colene.reed@uvm.edu> to receive that link as soon as it's available. For up to date information, visit http://go.uvm.edu/swineaug13

    All events will be have live captioning available and will be recorded.

Tue Aug 18 2020

Wed Aug 19 2020

  • Ergonomic Safety for Farm Women with AgriSafe Network
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Online Webinar

    Cost: Free

    It is no secret - women are playing an increased role in production agriculture. They account for about one-third of the management, ownership and work on farms, ranches and in crop production. A major challenge continues to be access to protective equipment that meets the ergonomic needs of women. This program is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention.

    At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify work site hazards and potential musculoskeletal injuries.
    2. Identify wellness initiatives aimed at reducing risks related to musculoskeletal injuries.
    3. Locate three current evidenced based resources in the field of agricultural health and safety that address ergonomic safety.
    4. Utilize the individual AgHRA to look at current exposures and preventive methods for daily farm tasks.

    Contact: Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7592747223251644175

Fri Aug 21 2020

  • Virtual Field Day Fridays: Hops, Corn Silage Trials
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Online

    Tune in online for the following Fridays to see pre-recorded, in-field presentations followed by a live question and answer session with members of the NWCS team. Learn all about a selection of the numerous research trials, crops, and agronomic topics growing/happening at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, Vermont.

    One (1) Certified Crop Advisor credit available per webinar. Email susan.brouillette@uvm.edu your CCA number.


    CONTACT: More information on the series and how to access it can be found at: http://go.uvm.edu/conferences.

Fri Aug 28 2020

  • Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops
    12:15pm - 1:15pm
    Online

    This webinar will discuss how you can harvest your overwintering cover crops as forage by grazing in the fall and grazing or harvesting in the spring. This includes fall planting dates, species-specific information, and other management considerations. Our speaker is Sam Corcoran, agronomy researcher, of UMass Extension.

    This is the fifth webinar in a six-part webinar series that will cover several strategies for grazing season extension and alternative forage production. If you are following along, you will notice that it looks like we have skipped the fourth webinar! If you are receiving this message, it just means you have registered for the fifth webinar before the fourth webinar was scheduled. The fourth webinar focuses on stockpiling and will be offered in early to mid-August (date TBD). Stay tuned! The series is a collaboration among UMass Extension, UVM Extension, & UMaine Extension, and is supported in part by a Northeast SARE Research and Education Grant with organization and administration supported by the Livestock Institute of Southern New England with the support of the Cedar Tree Foundation.

    CONTACT: For any questions about the series, please contact Sam Corcoran at sglazecorcor@umass.edu<mailto:sglazecorcor@umass.edu>. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5751966844713341200

Fri Sep 04 2020

  • Virtual Field Day Fridays: Dry Beans; Flint Corn; Behind the Scenes at the Grains Lab
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Online

    Tune in online for the following Fridays to see pre-recorded, in-field presentations followed by a live question and answer session with members of the NWCS team. Learn all about a selection of the numerous research trials, crops, and agronomic topics growing/happening at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, Vermont.

    One (1) Certified Crop Advisor credit available per webinar. Email susan.brouillette@uvm.edu<mailto:susan.brouillette@uvm.edu> your CCA number.


    CONTACT: More information on the series and how to access it can be found at: http://go.uvm.edu/conferences.

Fri Sep 18 2020

  • Virutal Field Day Fridays: Hemp; Cover Crops
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Online

    Tune in online for the following Fridays to see pre-recorded, in-field presentations followed by a live question and answer session with members of the NWCS team. Learn all about a selection of the numerous research trials, crops, and agronomic topics growing/happening at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, Vermont.

    One (1) Certified Crop Advisor credit available per webinar. Email susan.brouillette@uvm.edu<mailto:susan.brouillette@uvm.edu> your CCA number.


    CONTACT: More information on the series and how to access it can be found at: http://go.uvm.edu/conferences.

  • Integrating Alternative Forage into Your Feed Plan with Kathy Soderof USDA-ARS
    12:15pm - 1:15pm
    Online

    Learning how to grow and graze with alternative forage methods is just one piece of the forage puzzle. How these forage production methods affect animal performance and product quality is arguably even more important. Dr. Kathy Soder, an animal scientist with USDA-ARS, will complete our series by discussing how to integrate these forages into your ration plan. She will discuss what changes you can expect compared to feeding traditional hay or pasture, possible pitfalls, and ways to succeed. This is the topic that we receive the most questions about, so be sure to register and submit your questions for Kathy on the registration form so we can make sure she gets them.

    This is the sixth and final webinar in a six-part series that will cover several strategies for grazing season extension and alternative forage production. The series is a collaboration among UMass Extension, UVM Extension, & UMaine Extension, and is supported in part by a Northeast SARE Research and Education Grant with organization and administration supported by the Livestock Institute of Southern New England with the support of the Cedar Tree Foundation.

    CONTACT: For any questions about the series, please contact Sam Corcoran at sglazecorcor@umass.edu<mailto:sglazecorcor@umass.edu>. REGISTER:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2041019444722194443