(Carlisle, PA) – Capital RC&D Grazing Advisors share over 90 years of experience managing pasture, grazing livestock, and educating. This experience is available to all interested farmers through Capital’s grazing advisor program and can be previewed by participating in two webinars that provide an overview of best practices, available resources, and balancing nutritional needs with pasture capacity. Both webinars will be presented by Capital RC&D Grazing Advisors with the first webinar, Grazing & Pasture Management in Pennsylvania will take place on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM and the second, Pasture – The Balancing Act, will follow on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM.
March 2, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Grazing & Pasture Management in Pennsylvania, Available Resources for Good Practices will be hosted by grazing advisors, Ann Basehore and Donna Foulk. This webinar is designed for the less experienced grazier and will provide an overview of key topics that graziers need to understand, like soil health, weed management, pasture management, animal health, stewardship practices, available educational or technical resources, and introduce the Capital RC&D Grazing Advisor program.
March 9, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Pasture – The Balancing Act will be hosted by grazing advisor, Titus Martin. This webinar provides more detailed information about assessing livestock nutritional needs and the capacity of available pastures. Discussion will also focus on methods available to minimize a forage or nutritional shortage.
Additional information about the webinars and the Capital RC&D Grazing Advisor program, including webinar registration, are available online at www.capitalrcd.org/grazingsupport, by emailing info@ capitalrcd.org, or by calling 717-241-4361.
The webinars are funded through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed grant and in collaboration with Stroud Water Research Center and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.