Tri-County Livestock & Pasture Management Field Day 2019

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Thursday, September 26, 2019; 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

*(Rain date is October 3, 2019.)

Deerfield Farms & Dawnbreaker Farms 3000 Breeze Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 

Map

This event is free and lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

8:30 to 9 a.m. – Registration
9 to 9:30 a.m. –
Welcome: Frank Hollowell & Ben Grimes
9:30 to 11:20 a.m. –
Demo Sessions**

9:30 to 10:25 a.m. – Session I
9:30 to 9:35 a.m. –
load trams & travel time
9:35 to 10:25 a.m. –
session (50 min)
10:25 to 11:20 a.m. –
Session II
10:25 to 10:30 a.m. –
load trams & travel time
10:30 to 11:20 a.m. –
session (50 mins)

11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (Weed ID Demo)
12:30 to 2:20 p.m. –
Demo Sessions

12:30 to 1:25 p.m. – Session III
12:30 to 12:35 p.m. –
load trams & travel time
12:35 to 1:25 p.m. –
session (50 min)
1:25 to 2:20 p.m. –
Session IV
1:25 to 1:30 p.m. –
load trams & travel time
1:30 to 2:20 p.m. –
session (50 min)

2:20 to 2:30 p.m. – Break & Reassemble
2:30 to 3 p.m. –
Closing Remarks, Evaluations & Raffle
3 p.m. –
Dawnbreaker Farms Tour (50 min. post-workshop demonstration)

**Attendees will be split into four groups to rotate between the following four sessions (2 before lunch and 2 after lunch):

  • Animal Handling Techniques – Teresa Herman, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Piedmont Research Station Operations Manager
  • Metsulfuron & Toxic Endophyte – Johnny Rogers, NC State Extension: Amazing Grazing Program Coordinator
  • Importance of Hay Quality – Dr. Deidre Harmon, NC State Extension: Livestock Specialist
  • Management Strategies for Year-Round Grazing Systems – Miguel Castillo & Stephanie Sosinski, NC State Extension: Forages & Grassland Program

 This event is free and BBQ lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required.

 Pre-register online: 2019 Tri-County Pasture Field Day

Click on links below to view event flyer and agenda:  

2019 Tri-County Pasture Field Day flyer 

Agenda

Contacts for Event Organizers:

Orange County SWCD: 919-245-2750
Durham County SWCD: 919-560-0558
Person County SWCD: 336-599-0284