Goat Tasting and Twilight Meeting at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Updated: July 30, 2021

Beef Producers

Maryland Beef Webinar Series: 1st Thursday of the Month

Date: Monthly on the First Thursday 
Time:  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  |  Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Contact: Sarah Potts

July 1

Managing Heat Stress in Your Cattle

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August 5

Pasture Management for the Fall Season

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September 2

Weaning Beef Calves: Reducing Stress and Building Immunity

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October 7

Limit-Feeding Cattle

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November 4

Cattle Nutrition 101

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December 2

Winter Herd Management Strategies

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Date: August 17, 2021 |  Tuesday
Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  |  Location: Central Maryland Research and Education Center (CMREC), 4241 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicot City, MD 21042 (Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk around our fields! )
Cost: $10
Description: Is your horse dreaming of greener pastures? Learn how to renovate and restore your pastures to make those dreams come true! Topics will cover: Preparing ground before seeding, Selection of seed varieties, Planting options, and Management after seeding.


Poultry Growers

Commercial Poultry Growers Meeting - Insect/Fly Control and Poultry House Ventilation
Date: September 28, 2021 |  Tuesday
Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  |  Location: Caroline County 4-H Park,  8230 Detour Rd., Denton, MD 21629
Cost: Free but must register prior. Dinner will be provided


Sheep and Goat Program

Small Ruminant and Pasture Field Day: August 12, 2021

Date: August 12, 2021  | Thursday
Time:  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  |  Location: Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756
Contact: Susan Schoenian 

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 the 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 sschoen@umd.edu.


Small Ruminant Pasture Field Day Agenda