University of Maryland Extension

Central Maryland Hay and Pasture Conference

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Burkittsville Ruritan, 500 E Main St, Jefferson, MD 21755 USA
University of Maryland Extension, University of Delaware

About The Event

The fourth event of the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council's Hay and Pasture Conference Series is taking place in Burkittsville, MD on January 17, 2020.  


Registration for the Central Maryland conference will be $15 per person.  Registration can be completed online at or by calling the Frederick County Extension Office (Lisa Strong) at 301-600-3576.  Checks should be made payable to Frederick County EAC and sent to University of Maryland Extension Attn: Lisa 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702.  Please contact Frederick County Extension at 301-600-3576 with questions or if you need special assistance. 


8:30 AM  Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM  Welcome, Kelly Nichols, UMD Extension

9:15 - 9:45 AM  Tips and Tricks for Successful Forage Renovation and Establishment, Dave Myers, UMD Extension

9:45 - 10:15 AM  Weed Control in Hay and Pasture Systems, Kelly Nichols, UMD Extension

10:15 - 10:30 AM  Break

10:30 - 11:15 AM  Making the Most of Adaptive Grazing in Building a Productive Pasture-Based Livestock System, Dr. Matt Poore, NCSU 

11:15 - 11:45 AM  Putting it All Together: Making Quality Hay and Haylage, Dave Myers, UMD Extension

11:45 - 12:00 PM  Words from the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council, Dr. Amanda Grev, UMD Extension

12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM  Building a Balanced and Resilient Forage System Using Perennials and Annuals, Dr. Matt Poore, NCSU

2:00 - 3:00 PM  The Wonderful World of Annuals: Where Do They Fit In Maryland? Dr. Amanda Grev, UMD Extension

3:00 - 4:00 PM  Pesticide Recertification and Nutrient Voucher Required Topics, Kelly Nichols, UMD Extension 


Contact Kelly Nichols (; 301-600-3576) or Amanda Grev (; 301-432-2767)

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