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Rowan County Center, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC Rowan County Center, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC Beef 5 months ago

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Join us for this year's conference series featuring Neil Rhodes, Weed Specialist University of Tennessee and Kathy Voth, Livestock for Landscapes. The theme is "Effective Weed Management in Pastures and Hay Fields"

Jan 23 Wed

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Cherry Research Farm, 604 Farm Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA Cherry Research Farm, 604 Farm Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA Beef 4 weeks away
July 25, 2019; 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
CEFS' Field Research, Education,
and Outreach Facility at Cherry
Research Farm
Farm Coordinates: 35.3841520, -78.0344300

  • 8:30-9:00am Registration Opens
  • 9:00-9:10am Welcome and remarks - Andy Meier, Superintendent Cherry Research Farm - Natalie Hummel Assistant Director to NCARS
  • 9:10-9:40am Silvopasture systems: Hows and whys!- John Fike, Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, VT.
  • 9:40 – 10:10am CEFS silvopasture design and some production and soil responses - Alan Franzluebbers, USDA
  • 10:10-10:40am Forage productivity and heat-stress mitigation in the CEFS silvopasture - Miguel Castillo, Crop & Soil Sciences, NC State
  • 10:40-10:50am Break
  • 10:50 – 12:45pm Visit agroforestry/silvopasture site
  • 12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Opportunities to lease land using silvopasture systems - Sarah Blacklin, NC Choices
  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm Animal performance in the CEFS silvopasture study - Matt Poore, Animal Sciences, NC State
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm Animal performance and welfare in Virginia silvopastures - Gabriel Pent, Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, VT.
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm The economics of agroforestry and silvopastures in the Southeast USA - Greg Frey, USDA Forest Service
  • 3:30-4:45pm Closing remarks, adjourn
Jul 25 Thu
1 month away
August 8, 2019
Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center
Blountville, TN
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and program will begin at 9:20 a.m.

Conference Registration:
$20 before July 26
$25 after July 26

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration and Visit Trade Show
  • 9:10 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:20 a.m. Corn Silage as an Alternative Feed: Feeding Cows and Stocker Cattle - Dr. Jason Smith, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Tennessee
  • 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session: Advancing Reproductive Management - Dr. Vitor Mercadante, DVM, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech University
  • 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session: Stocker vs. Feedlot Health - Dr. Mark Alley, DVM, Zoetis
  • 10:40 a.m. Break and Visit Trade Show
  • 11:10 a.m. Endophyte Fescue vs Novel Endophyte: Impacts on Reproduction, Milk Production, and Stocker Growth - Dr. Matt Poore, Professor and Extension Leader, North Carolina State University
  • 11:50 a.m. Steak Lunch and Visit Trade Show
  • 1:05 p.m. Beef Cattle Outlook - Dr. Kenny Burdine, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
  • 1:45 p.m. Virtual Tours and Panel Discussion
  • 2:45 p.m. Restoring Feeding Areas Back to Pasture after Feeding and Developing Feeding Area - Dr. Gary Bates, Professor and Director of UT Beef and Forage Center, University of Tennessee
  • 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up
Aug 8 Thu
Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA Beef 3 months away
Description: NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference is a nationally recognized event, specifically focused on bringing together every part of the meat supply chain. Farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convene for two-days of unparalleled networking, hands-on training, and technical and business assistance.

For more information, registration, and lodging, please visit
Oct 6 Sun