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Upcoming courses, workshops and conferences in dairy, equine, livestock and poultry.

August 2017

When: August 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Nazareth, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for our horses and the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us for Equine Pasture Walk to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

When: August 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This workshop is for beef producers interested in learning more about how to use annual forages in their systems.

September 2017

When: September 8, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Find out more about what is involved in raising sheep or goats at this meeting that covers a wide variety of aspects related to production.

When: September 11, 2017 5:00 PM to September 12, 2017 8:30 PM
Where: University Park, PA

New producers and experienced producers should plan to attend a Sheep Shearing Workshop!

When: September 12, 2017 7:00 AM to September 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

The 2017 Pennsylvania Poultry Sales & Service Conference - and - 89th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases is a two-day annual conference that touches on general topics important in the industry today, along with a NECAD session and breakout sessions for turkeys, layers, and broilers.

When: September 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Brogue, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for our horses and the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

When: September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Stroudsburg, PA

Join us for Pasture Seminar: Techniques to Manage & Improve and learn how to manage pastures to increase quality, reduce weeds, and maintain dense vegetation.

When: September 18, 2017 8:30 AM to September 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

The Preventive Controls for Animal Feed workshop provides the credentials to meet the FDA requirements for development and implementation of a modern, preventive, and risk-based system for food safety, as stated within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

When: September 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: York, PA

Discussions will focus on feeding weaned calves to maximize performance and on strategies to market calves to PA feedlots.

When: September 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Producers will meet at Crosswind Farms to discuss how to feed and manage cows through the winter months.

When: September 23, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Beef cattle management strategies as they relate specifically to operations grazing growing calves will be discussed.

When: September 26, 2017, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to successfully raise Holstein calves for beef.

When: September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Stroudsburg, PA

Join us for Pasture Seminar: Weed/Toxic Plant Identification & Management and learn how to identify and manage weeds and toxic plants.

When: September 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Beef cattle management strategies as they relate specifically to operations grazing growing calves will be discussed.

October 2017

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Kennett Square, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

When: October 7, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: New Milford, PA

Beef cattle management strategies as they relate specifically to operations grazing growing calves will be discussed.

When: October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Specialists from Penn State University and USDA-ARS will present a variety of important topics related to establishment and grazing of brassicas to extend the fall grazing season. The program will include a grazing demo and farm tour of Blue Mountain View Farm.

November 2017

When: November 7, 2017, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to successfully raise Holstein calves for beef.

When: November 7, 2017 7:00 PM to November 8, 2017 3:45 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

This exciting conference for women in the dairy industry is planned by a great committee of dairy producers and dairy industry leaders. Hosted by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, this year's Women in Dairy Conference promises to be a strong learning and networking opportunity.

When: November 15, 2017 7:30 AM to November 16, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Grantville, PA

This workshop provides applied dairy nutrition information and training to feed industry professionals.