College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Program

2019 MAC Regional Extension In-Service Training Program

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

Register online 

Theme: 

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

Wednesday, May 29th

Session I 
Moderator:
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.
Break
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.
Dinner 
Session II
Moderator:
Dairy and Beef Production Practices Discussion
Michael Baker, Cornell University
7:15 p.m.
 Dairy and Beef Production Practices Discussion
8:15 p.m.
Adjourn

Thursday, May 30th

Session III
Moderator:
 
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)
10:00a.m.
 Break
Session IV
Moderator
Breeding Programs for Dairy Production and Beef Feedlot Cattle
Cheryl Fairbairn, Penn State Extension
10:30a.m.
What is the Right Number of Heifers to Raise?
Jason Karszes, Cornell Univerisity
11:15a.m.
Dairy Breeding Programs for Both Dairy and Cross-bred Beef Calves
Scott Carson, Genex Cooperative, Inc.
12:00p.m.
Lunch
Session V
Moderator:
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.
Adjourn
 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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