Program

2020 MAC Regional Extension In-Service Training Agenda

  • When: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    7:50 AM – 5:30 PM EDT

  • Where: Online via Zoom

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This year, the two-day in-person training will be moved to a one-day online program through zoom with the theme of: Extension in Unprecedented Times, Helping Producers Maintain Their Farms and Managing Stress and Anxiety.

Wednesday 5/27

Time Topic

Session I

Helping Clients Challenged with Feeding Forages

7:50 –

7:55am

Welcome

Bob Peters, University of Maryland

8:00 –

8:50am

Feeding the Right Quality Forage

Tara Felix, Pennsylvania State University

8:50 –

9:40am

Understanding Measures of Forage Quality

Sarah Fessenden, Business Development Manager, Dairy One 

9:40 –

10:10am

Break

10:10 –

11:00am

Hay Storage Options for Optimal Forage Quality

Amanda Grev, University of Maryland

11:00 –

11:50am

Economics of Various Pasture Systems

Ed Rayburn, West Virginia University 

11:50am –

12:40pm

Lunch

Session II

Stress on the Farm

12:40 –

1:40pm

Care of Your Mental Health, Recognizing Signs of Stress and Talking about Stress and Anxiety

Kate Downes, NY FarmNet, Cornell University

Session III

Helping Producers Navigate COVID19 Fallout

This session will address the most current information available at the time of the program. The program will stick to these general topic areas; however, the details of each talk may shift as new information becomes available.

1:40 –

2:30pm

Food Processing Systems: Disruptions, Challenges and Opportunities

Jonathan Campbell, Pennsylvania State University and James Munn, Black River Valley Naturals

2:30 –

3:00pm

Break

3:00 –

3:50pm

Labor Management

Richard Stup, Cornell University

3:50 –

4:40pm

Milk Production Strategies to Address Market Disruptions

Tom Overton, PRO-DAIRY, Cornell University

4:40 –

5:30pm

Livestock Market Update – Price and Supply Disconnect Between the Grower and Consumer

Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State

5:30pm Adjourn