Learning from our observations of pastures and livestock: preventing problems on the organic dairy

Join eOrganic for a webinar on preventing pasture problems on the organic dairy farm by Sarah Flack. The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11 AM Pacific Time, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at: http://www.extension.org/pages/71819

About the Webinar

All organic dairy farmers know the importance of pasture as the primary feed source for their cattle. But part of managing pastures well is honing our observation skills to assess what the plants and animals are telling us about their health. In this webinar, presented by grazing and organic certification specialist Sarah Flack, we will review the key grazing principles that help your cattle maximize dry matter intake from pastures and avoid potential problems. We will also look at examples of how to observe the livestock, their manure, soils and pasture plants to determine how well your pasture management system is working.

About the Presenter

Sarah Flack is a consultant specializing grass based and organic livestock production. Since the early 1990's, she has been teaching workshops and providing practical, technical grazing and organic management education for farmers, organizations, institutions and individuals working on farms and in rural communities. Sarah has authored a book on organic dairy production, co-authored a second book on the subject, written articles and facts-heets on grazing and organic production, and has produced videos and webinars. Sarah also provides consulting services as an organic certification inspector for several agricultural organizations nationwide. She has degrees in Environmental Agriculture and Biology, and Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Vermont. Sarah grew up on a grass-based livestock farm in northern Vermont where she still lives.

 About eOrganic

eOrganic contains articles, videos, and webinars for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

Find all upcoming and archived eOrganic webinars on organic farming and research topics at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242

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