College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences


2019 MAC Regional Extension In-Service Training Program

Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA
May 29-30, 2018

Register online 


11:00 a.m.Check In - Dave Marcinkowski, University of Maine

Wednesday, May 29th

Session I 
Silage, Hay Crop and Pasture Evaluation
Bob Van Saun, Penn State 
1:00 p.m.Welcome - Bob Peters, University of Maryland
1:10 p.m.
What to Look for in Forage Quality: Beef vs. Dairy
Jessica Williamson, Penn State 
2:00 p.m.
Evaluating Hay/Haylage Forage Quality and Alfalfa Grass Mixtures
Jerry Cherney, Cornell University
2:55 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
Regional Efforts to Enhance Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation
Jessica Williamson, Penn State & Joe Lawrence, Cornell University
3:45 p.m.
Fiber Digestibility and New Approaches to Corn Silage Quality Ranking
Tom Overton, Cornell Univeristy
4:45 p.m.
Corn Silage Forage Quality: Hybrid Response to Growing a Environment
Joe Lawrence, Cornell University
5:15 p.m.
Adjourn for Social Hour
6:15 p.m.
Session II
Dairy and Beef Production Practices Discussion
Michael Baker, Cornell University
7:15 p.m.
 Dairy and Beef Production Practices Discussion
8:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 30th

Session III
Michael Westendorf, Rutgers Univeristy
8:00 a.m.
Evaluation of Pasture for Grazing and Organic Production
Andre Brito, University of New Hampshire
8:45 a.m.
Evaluation of Minerals in Grazing Herds
Bob Van Saun, Pennsylvania State University
9:25 a.m.
Managing Pasture and Grazing Systems to Finish Cattle
Jason Rowentree, Michigan State University (WebEx Presentation)
Session IV
Breeding Programs for Dairy Production and Beef Feedlot Cattle
Cheryl Fairbairn, Penn State Extension
What is the Right Number of Heifers to Raise?
Jason Karszes, Cornell Univerisity
Dairy Breeding Programs for Both Dairy and Cross-bred Beef Calves
Scott Carson, Genex Cooperative, Inc.
Session V
Molds and Toxins
Bill Shockey, West Virginia Univeristy Extension Service
1:15 p.m.
Plant Diseases and Mycotoxin Development: What's a Problem, What's Not
Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University
2:00 p.m.
In-depth Testing for Mycotoxins and Effects on Ruminants
Alexandra Weaver, Alltech
2:45 p.m.
 Register online or via mail.
Make checks payable to the University of Maryland and Mail to:
Racheal Slattery
3101 Animal Sciences Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742


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