Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuskegee University Annual Goat Day 2017

Tuskegee University 2017 Annual Goat Day is Scheduled on April 8. More information is available at this link: http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/colleges/caens/goat_day.aspx

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pasture Walk @ Union Spring, Aprill 22, 2017

When: April 22, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Union Hill Baptist Church, 434 County Road 59, Union Springs, AL 36089

Pasture walk is a brief event designed to accommodate busy farmers, who cannot devote much time but willing to learn the effective ways of improving and managing pastures for sustainable livestock operation. The purpose of this event is to educate on and demonstrate livestock farmers various cool-season forages that are suitable in the local area for improving winter pastures. More information about the event is presented in the Event Flyer.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by April 14, 2017. To register directly online, please Click Here. For registration formClick Here. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

15th North American Agroforestry Conference, 2017

The 15th North American Agroforestry Conference is for agroforestry producers, researchers, educators and those involved with related work in the fields of permaculture and agroecology.

June 27-29, 2017
Virginia Tech
Squires Student Center
Blacksburg, Virginia


More information is available at: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1865066


Friday, February 24, 2017

Sustainable Pasture-based Goat Production

Interested in learning about sustainable, pasture-based goat production? Check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq9wTE7-HkA

Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production & Beekeeping Field Day

Selma Field Day: Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production and Beekeeping
9 AM to 2:00 PM, April  29, 2017
431 County Road 540, Selma, AL

Goats enjoying high-quality forages in March
The purpose of this field day is to educate and demonstrate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture and grazing system for sustainable ruminant livestock enterprise. Support available from NRCS to improve pastures and grazing lands as well as develop woodland grazing, and the process of application for those supports will also be presented. Additionally, there will be a farm tour, hands-on activities, and demonstration on proper care of goat herds. Honey production demonstration and tasting the fresh raw honey will be another attraction. More information about the field day is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
Participants learning beekeeping basics

Participation in this field day is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose. For online registration, please click here Online Registrationregistration must be received by April 14, 2017 at the address as indicated in the registration form. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch will be provided to the pre-registrants.

Farm site tour and on-site learning 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Training on Pasture Improvement and Grazing Management @ Tuskegee


Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management for Saving Production Costs

March 31, 2017
8 AM - 4:30 PM
201 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University, 1200 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL 36088
The objective of this training is to educate pasture-based livestock producers and field agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement practices to enhance the pasture-based livestock production system sustainable. Experts from Tuskegee University and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service will be speaking at the event. Funding support for this program is provided by USDA/NIFA Capacity Building Grant. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.








Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by March 11, 2017Register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided to pre-registrants.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Sustainable Livestock Production - Educational materials

  1.  Educational Video: Sustainable year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management for goats in the Southern Region https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq9wTE7-HkA&feature=youtu.be
  2. Sustainable year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management for goats in the Southern Region http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/Year-RoundPasture_Handbook.pdf
  3. Year-round pasture production and management http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/YearRoundPasture_ProductionManagement.pdf
  4.  Pasture weed identification and management http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/WeedProceedings.pdf
  5. Goat production: Colostrum for newborn kids http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/Colostrum%20feeding.pdf
  6.  Cool-season forages for sustainable goat production: Research highlights http://tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/Winter_Forage.pdf
  7. Integrated management of internal parasites in goats: Workshop Proceedings http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/ParasiteWorkshop_Proceedings.pdf
  8. Year-round pasture and grazing calendar http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/Users/732/Files/tucep/Livestok%20Program/Year-round%20Pasture%20Calendar.pdf