ACES Calendar

<< Friday, August 25, 2017 >>
Event: Forages and grazing Management Symposium for Sheep, Goat and Small-Scale Beef Cattle Production Start: 8/25/17 8:00am
Fee: Free End: 8/25/17 8:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; Animal Science & Forages; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mngt.; Animal Science & Forages; Urban Affairs
Address: County: Mobile
Contact Name: Maria Leite-Browning; Karnita Garner-Golson ; Anth Phone: 6153362127
Event Website: Email: mll00022@aces.edu ; kfg0003@aces.edu ;
Description: Soil health is critical in the production of quality forages and implementation of sustainable grazing practices. Landowners must be knowledgeable of their farm's soil type and its potential for growing forages as well as grazing. Forages and Grazing Management is a research-based educational program offered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) through its Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU). It is designed to educate farmers on the basic principles of forages and grazing management for sheep, goat and small-scale beef cattle production. Participants will also learn more about Tennessee State University's Dexter cattle research. So, you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn new re-search-based information, interact with knowledgea-ble speakers in the field, and have a heart-to-heart conversation with fellow producers. How to select different types of cool and warm season grasses and legumes for forage production. ' Pasture and grazing management options to increase grazing efficiency and rangeland sustainability. ' Natural resource conservation and soil and water quality ' How to enhance knowledge of forbs and shrubs common to rangelands for browning. ' The potential of the land and its capacity to produce good quality forages. ' Information about stocking rates and managing areas with heavier than desired utilization. ' Ways to identify trends in how livestock management can affect forage production and species composition. ' How to manage livestock during periods or drought and inclement weather. ' How to properly dispose of expired and unwanted veterinary medicines commonly used in sheep, goat and small-scale cattle production. ' The use of dual purpose small-frame breed of beef cattle (Dexter).

Event: Forages and Grazing Management Symposium for Sheep, Goat and Small-Scale Beef Cattle Production Start: 8/25/17 8:00am
Fee: Free End: 8/25/17 8:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; Animal Science & Forages; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mngt.; Animal Science & Forages; Urban Affairs
Address: 4900 Meridian Street, Huntsville AL County: Mobile
Contact Name: Karnita Garner ; Maria Leite-Browning Phone: 256 -372 4954; 256 -372 8331
Event Website: Email: mll00022@aces.edu ; kfg0003@aces.edu
Description: About the Program: The Forages and Grazing Management is a research-based training educational program offered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) through its Urban Affairs and New Non-traditional Programs unit at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU). It is designed to educate farmers on the basics principle of forages and grazing management for sheep, goat and small-scale beef cattle production. Because it is very important to landowners to know their farm soil types and their potential to produce quality forages to sustain grazing. This year's program will also include an introduction to the TSU research project on Dexter cattle. So do not miss the great opportunity to learn new research-based information, interact with knowledgeable speakers in the field and have a heart-to-heart with your fellow producers. Attending to this program producers will be learning about: * The use of dual purpose small-frame breed of cattle "Dexter cattle" , that can be managed in a small acreage to produce a good quality beef. * How to select the type / types of cool and warm season grassed and legumes for forage production * Pasture and grazing management options to increase grazing efficiency and rangeland sustainability. * Water resources and quality. * Enhance knowledge on forbs, and shrubs they have on your rangelands for browning, * Potential of the land and its capability of producing good quality forages. * Learn about stocking rates, understand areas with heavier than desired utilization, and identify trends in how livestock management can affect forage production and species composition. * Managing livestock during drought period Admission: Is FREE but Pre-Registration is Required August 26, 2017 lunch will be provided to participants. To register contact Dr. Maria Leite-Browning at mll0002@aces.edu , (256) 372 4954, Dr. Karnita Garner E-mail kfg0003@aces.edu ( 256) 372 -8331 or Dr. Richard Browning Jr. rbrowning@tnstate.edu phone (615) 963 5837. Registration deadline is July 30,2017.

Event: Beef Quality Assurance Training for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Start: 8/25/17 1:00pm
Fee: none End: 8/25/17 2:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; Animal Science & Forages; Animal Science & Forages; Animal Science & Forages
Address: 210 Upchurch Hall; Auburn, AL 36849 County: Lee
Contact Name: Soren Rodning Phone: 334-329-1665
Event Website: Email: rodnisp@auburn.edu
Description: Beef Quality Assurance Training for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine