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April 2, 2024
By Amanda Grev, Ph.D.

University of Maryland Extension (UME), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Mountains to Bay Grazing Alliance, and several Maryland producers invite grazers, livestock owners, and associated industry personnel to attend upcoming spring educational forage events. These in-person events will cover a range of topics and will be held at various locations across the state, both on producer farms and at UMD research and education centers.


April 16, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Location: Hidden Waters Farm in Pikesville, MD

Description: Join UMD Extension, NRCS, and producer Joe Shaffer to discuss increasing plant and animal diversity and potential challenges and successes with integrated multi-species grazing.



April 25, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Location: Central Maryland Research & Education Center in Ellicott City, MD

Description: Join the Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance, UMD Extension, and partners to host Allen Williams for a pasture-based field day. Attendees will learn about soil health, biodiversity, grazing management, fencing and watering systems, and the behavior of grazing livestock at this interactive field day with classroom and field-based activities.

Registration: (space is limited)


May 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Location: New Roots Farm in West River, MD

Description: Join UMD Extension, NRCS, and producer Sarah Campbell to discuss finishing cattle on grass, genetic selection for grass-finished livestock, and pastured pigs.



Participants are welcome to join for one or more events. Registration is required; please visit the specific link for each event or call 301-432-2767 to register. Events are supported by the Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance, UMD Extension, NE SARE, and partners. All events will be outdoors; please dress accordingly.

Additional dates and locations are forthcoming; for information on all upcoming forage events, visit If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Amanda Grev (; 301-226-7575).