Grazing Systems and Forage Quality of Grasses for Organic Dairy Production Webinar by eOrganic

Join eOrganic for a webinar about grass forage species in grazing systems on certified organic dairy farms. The webinar will take place on February 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time,1 p.m. Central, 12 p.m. Mountain and 11 a.m. Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required.

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About the Webinar

Pasture management and forage species selection within a farm can influence the feed quality of pasture forage for grazing dairy animals. In this webinar, Brad Heins will describe a multi-year grazing project, funded by the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative aimed at enhancing in-field and landscape level species diversity of grasses across the grazing season. He will discuss forage quality of cool-season and warm-season grasses (Teff and BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass) and present performance of dairy cows grazing in these pasture systems designed to maximize seasonal forage yield and quality and extend the grazing season.

About the Presenter

Dr. Brad Heins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota, focusing on organic dairy production. Dr. Heins received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Currently, Dr. Heins conducts his research at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC). The Center has a 100-head herd in a certified organic system, and a 130-head herd in a conventional grazing system. He also serves on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force.

System Requirements

Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome. For more detailed system requirments, go here.

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