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Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

Justin Brackenrich

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Equine Pasture Management Course
Equine Pasture Management Course - Workshops Workshops

Equine Pasture Management Course

07/28/2018

Leesport, PA

$25.00
Participants will learn to evaluate pastures, take soil samples, increase forage growth, and how to identify forages, weeds and toxic plants. More
Cattle grazing on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson
Profiting From PA Forages - Workshops Workshops

Profiting From PA Forages

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this day-long course, beef cattle producers will learn how to optimize the use of forages on their farms. More
Cattle on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle? - Workshops Workshops

So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this introductory course, individuals interested in beginning a beef enterprise will be introduced to a variety of topics. More
Red Holstein dairy cow
Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design - Articles Articles

Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This article provides a simplified context for animal welfare in relation to engineering design features of dairy housing. More
Communicating with Farmers Under Stress
Communicating with Farmers Under Stress - Workshops Workshops

Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

Multiple Options Available

Free
This is a discussion for Ag Industry Professionals. More
Hairy vetch, rye, annual ryegrass, and clover cover crop being grazed. Photo Credit: Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University
Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Grazing has been largely excluded from our croplands but is receiving new interest as an additional profit center for farmers as well as a way to improve soil. More
Horses and Flies - Louis 'lostinfog' - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr
Dismiss the Myths: Fly Control on Equine Facilities - Webinars Webinars

Dismiss the Myths: Fly Control on Equine Facilities

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 08/01/2018

1 hour

Free
Learn about the different types of flies commonly found on horse farms, and develop a plan to control them. More
Join us as the sun rises for breakfast
Ag Progress Days - Dairy Industry Breakfast - Workshops Workshops

Ag Progress Days - Dairy Industry Breakfast

08/15/2018

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Free
This breakfast session will feature a producer panel focused on the theme, "Thriving with Change." The panel will talk about hard decisions that have been made on the farm and how they have worked through them. More
Penn State Dairy Research Tour during Ag Progress Days
Penn State Dairy Research Tour during Ag Progress Days - Workshops Workshops

Penn State Dairy Research Tour during Ag Progress Days

08/16/2018

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Free
Attend a tour of the Penn State Dairy Barns. This tour will feature a firsthand look at the latest research being conducted at Penn State. More
Summer grazing in Pennsylvania
Summer Beef Field Day - Workshops Workshops

Summer Beef Field Day

07/21/2018

State College, PA

Free
The field day will feature topics on genomic and phenotypic selection of cattle, a new feeder calf marketing program, and tours of the Penn State Angus herd and Haller Research Farm. More
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 2: Sorting Out Common Causes
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 2: Sorting Out Common Causes - Articles Articles
Lameness is a significant problem in many of today’s dairy herds, although it is often not recognized as such. More
David Swartz, Penn State
Dairy Outlook: May 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: May 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Long term survival of a dairy operation will hinge on management’s ability to find ways to push the cost of production below $17.50/cwt while maintaining some level of reinvestment in the operation. More
Women Rooted in Agriculture
Women Rooted in Agriculture - Workshops Workshops

Women Rooted in Agriculture

06/27/2018

Martinsburg, PA

Free
Women Rooted in Agriculture is an education opportunity for women who are active in agriculture. More
Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day - Workshops

Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day

07/19/2018

Lehighton, PA

$10.00
Join us for a well-managed horse farm and discuss types of forages, weed management, and soil health/fertility. More
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide - Articles Articles

Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design - Articles Articles
Modern dairy shelters provide the five freedoms of animal welfare that are essential to cow comfort and animal husbandry. More
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS, Maryland
Dairy Sense: The “Other” Enterprise on Dairies - Articles Articles
If forage needs for the herd are being met, crop sales may offer an additional revenue stream for dairy farms. More
Registros Escritos a Mano Para las Vacas de Transición
Registros Escritos a Mano Para las Vacas de Transición - Articles Articles

Registros Escritos a Mano Para las Vacas de Transición

Mauricio Rosales, Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Precisos registros de salud y producción ayudan a los productores a tomar decisiones importantes y pueden ser una herramienta eficaz. Se incluye un modelo de plantilla para registros escritos a mano. More
Handwritten Records, An Important Tool to Monitor Health in Transition Cows
Handwritten Records, An Important Tool to Monitor Health in Transition Cows - Articles Articles

Handwritten Records, An Important Tool to Monitor Health in Transition Cows

Mauricio Rosales, Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Accurate health and production records help producers make meaningful decisions and can be a powerful tool. Includes a template for handwritten records. More
Photo credit: Amber Yutzy
Winning the Battle of Subclinical Mastitis Detection - Articles Articles
Lost milk yield and reduced milk quality (high somatic cell count) make undetected subclinical mastitis very costly. Early detection pays dividends. More
Photo by Lynn Betts, USDA NRCS
Dairy Sense: Fixing Broken Financials - Articles Articles
Troubleshooting financials begins with evaluating liquidity, solvency, efficiency and profitability. This will require updating the income statement, cash flow and balance sheets. More
Twilight Tour
Twilight Tour - Workshops Workshops

Twilight Tour

Multiple Options Available

Free
As your evening is winding down, join the Penn State Extension Dairy Team for a Dairy Twilight Tour. More
Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems
Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems - Webinars Webinars
Free
Webinar tackles Stray Voltage according to research-based information, defining what it is and what it isn't. Investigation and mitigation methods will be discussed. More
"duck-2166056" alexas_fotos, pixabay.com CC0
Dairy Outlook: April 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: April 2018

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler

Pennsylvania dairy cash flows continue to be upside down as income over feed cost and milk margins shrink and are below breakeven levels. More
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