UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — University of Maryland Extension in collaboration with the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council, Maryland Grazers Network, Northeast SARE, Future Harvest, and American Farmland Trust will be hosting a two-day grazing school from September 23–24 at Claggett Farm. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Designed with producer interests in mind, this course will offer in-depth education on pasture and grazing management.
This course will feature multiple hands-on exercises to provide you with opportunities to work with grazing tools and fencing materials. Enrollment is limited to 30 people to keep the group small and allow for more interaction and networking opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to sit down with an instructor to begin developing a customized grazing plan for your farm.
Topics to be covered include forage identification and selection, assessing and monitoring pasture health, methods for measuring forage yield, fencing and watering options, strategies to extend the grazing season, managing for soil health and fertility, and designing a rotational grazing system. Lunch will be provided each day, as well as dinner on Thursday evening. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors, so be sure to plan accordingly.
This event will be held at Claggett Farm: 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD. Tickets are $150 and pre-registration is required. Participants can register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-grazing-school-tickets-165903569041. For more information contact 301-432-2767 ext. 339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— University of Maryland Extension
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