COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — St. Brigid’s Dairy has long been an innovator in creating and maintaining healthy perennial pastures for their herd. Now they’re innovating again as one of the first grazing operations in the region to add a milking robot to their operation. The result: happy cows and happy farmers.
Learn about perennial pasture management and hear Judy Gifford talk about caring for her herd, marketing, and the lifestyle change robots can provide dairy operators.
The event will be May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Brigid’s Farm in Kennedyville, Md.
Upcoming field days:
May 19 — Small Ruminant Health: 9 a.m. to noon at Crooked Fence Farm, Reisterstown, Md.
May 31 — Perennial Pasture Walk and Milking Robot Demo: 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Brigid’s Farm, Kennedyville, Md.
June 6 — Hops Part 2: Hops Bine Care & Maintenance: Noon to 3 p.m. at Brookeville Beer Farm, Brookeville, Md.
June 14 — Cultivate Baltimore: Accessing Land in Baltimore City: 5 to 7 p.m. at the Baltimore City University of Maryland Extension Office, Baltimore. Co-organized with University of Maryland Extension and the Farm Alliance of Baltimore.
June 23 — Pest and Disease Scouting Workshop: at Cottingham Farm, Easton, Md. Time TBD. Registration coming soon: contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
July 15 — Cultivate Baltimore: Community Engaged Farming: 6 to 8 p.m. at Whitelock Community Farm, Baltimore. Co-organized with University of Maryland Extension and the Farm Alliance of Baltimore.
July 26 — Hops Part 3: Productive Varieties & Harvesting: 1 to 6 p.m. starting at the Wye Research Center, Queenstown, Md. Workshop occurs at multiple locations; please be prepared to carpool during the field day. Co-organized with University of Maryland Extension.
— Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture