University of Maryland Extension

Tri State Hay & Pasture Conference

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 - 7:30am to 4:00pm
Garrett College CTTC
116 Industrial Dr
Accident, MD 21520
United States
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8:30     Registration


8:50     Welcome


9:00     Cattle's Impact on Soil Health -- Degrading or Beneficial?

Presenter: Doug Peterson, Missouri Rancher and Iowa & Missouri Regional Soil Health Specialist, Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS, Des Moines, IA


10:00   Timing and Intensity of Harvest Relative to Plant Health

Presenter: Ed Rayburn, WVU Forage Specialist


10:45  Break                       


11:00  Healing the Land with High Density Grazing

Presenter: Doug Peterson, USDA-NRCS


12:00  Lunch                                                                                                                           


12:45  Greetings from the American Forage and Grassland Council

Presenter: Les Vough, President of MDFC and Forage Crops Extension Specialist Emeritus, University of Maryland


1:00     Measuring and Managing Pasture Yield and Nutritional Quality

                Presenter:  Ed Rayburn, WVU Forage Specialist


2:00      Weed Control In Forages

             Presenter:  Matthew Morris, University of Maryland, Frederick County


2:45    Invasive Annual Grasses

Presenter: Bruce Loyd, WVU-Lewis County Extension Agent


3:30     Pesticide Safety Update

               Presenter: Willie Lantz, University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County


4:00     Adjourn


To Register – Call the Garrett County Extension Office at 301-334-6960 or you can register and pay online at  If pre-registered by Monday, Jan 8th the cost is $15 which includes lunch and can be paid at the door.  Walk in and registrations after Jan 8th will be $20.  Pesticide Private Applicator credits will be given for WV, MD and PA.   Nutrient Management Credits will be given for WV and MD.  Conservation Planners Credits will also be available. 






$15.00 for Pre-Registration before January 8th/$20.00 After January 8th
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