University of Maryland Small Ruminant and Pasture Field Day
12 August 2021
The University of Maryland’s Western Maryland Research & Education Center will host a Small Ruminant & Pasture Field Day on Thursday, August 12, from 4 to 7 pm. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is requested by August 5. To register, go to https://go.umd.edu/2021fieldday.
Wagon tours will leave at 4:30 and 5:30 pm. Tour stops will include setting up a rotational grazing system, which forages to plant, managing seasonal fluctuations in forages, and an overview of the small ruminant research program. Refreshments will be available.
The research center is located at 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756. Sheep and goat research has been conducted there since 2004. This year’s research project is a pasture supplementation study with Katahdin ram lambs. It is funded by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. A separate Katahdin Day will be held on September 27 at the Washington County Ag Center.
The field day is sponsored by University of Maryland Extension, Future Harvest CASA, Northeast SARE, and the Maryland Grazers Network. For more information about the field day or small ruminant (sheep and goat) programs, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or email@example.com