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Maryland Beef Producer's Short Course Series III - Southern Maryland

Series III of the Beef Producer's Short Course focuses on pasture development and management
See below for event details, agenda, and registration information
Maryland Beef Producer's Short Course Series III - Southern Maryland

Time & Location

Time is TBD
St. Mary's County Extension Office, 26737 Radio Station Way, Leonardtown, MD 20650, USA

About The Event

 UPDATE: Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be postponing this event to a later date (TBD).  If you registered for this event, you will receive information regarding a rescheduled date and a refund. 

The second event of the Maryland Beef Producer's Short Course Series III is taking place in Leonardtown, MD on April 17, 2020.  


Registration for this event is $35 per person.  Enrollment is limited to the first 30 registrations and registration will close on April 15, 2020.  Registration can be completed online using the following link (click for online registration) or by filling out the following application (click for application) and mailing the completed form and registration fee to University of Maryland, Attn: Racheal Slattery, 3101 Animal Sciences Center, College Park, MD 20742.


8:45 AM  Registration, Refreshments, and Welcome

9:00 - 9:30 AM  Soil Fertility and Management: Good Pastures Start with the Soil, Andy Kness, UMD Extension Harford County

9:30 - 10:00 AM  Setting up a Pasture System: How to Set up a System that Works for Your Farm, Racheal Slattery, UMD Department of Animal Sciences

10:00 - 10:30 AM  Not all Forages are the Same: Common Forages and their Adaptability and Utility in a Pasture System, Dr. Amanda Grev, UMD Extension WMREC

10:30 - 10:40 AM  Break

10:40 - 11:10 AM  Principals of Weed Management: Weed ID and Weed Management in Pastures, Andy Kness, UMD Extension Harford County 

11:10 - 11:40 AM  Extending the Grazing Season: Using Cover Crops and Annuals, Jeff Semler, UMD Extension Washington County

11:40 - 12:10 PM  Nutritional Needs: Matching Forage Quality with Cattle Requirements, Dr. Sarah Potts, UMD Extension WMREC

12:10 - 12:30 PM  Financial Assistance: Cost-Share Programs for Cattle Producers, NRCS Representative

12:30 - 1:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 PM  Soil Health and Proper Sampling (hands-on), Andy Kness and Jeff Semler, UMD Extension

1:30 - 3:00 PM  Pasture Assessment and Grazing Management with In-Field Plant Identification (hands-on), Dr. Amanda Grev and Jeff Semler, UMD Extension

3:00 - 3:30 PM  Wrap-Up and Questions (including time for participant sample identification and soil/forage analysis report interpretation)



This program has been approved for 4 credits in all categories of Ag Nutrient Management and 4 credits towards Pesticide Applicator Recertification in the categories of 1A, 3C, 10, PVT.


Contact Racheal Slattery at rslatt@umd.edu or 301-405-1392

This program is supported by the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, through an endowment from the Jorgensen Family Foundation

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