Goat Tasting and Twilight Meeting at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Updated: October 18, 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 
Video Length: 37:08
Description: In this webinar, University of Maryland Extension Specialist Dr. Sarah Potts discusses the impacts of heat stress on cattle, how to recognize it, and ways to reduce its effect on cattle.
Aug. 5 Pasture Management for the Fall Season
Video Length: 34:32
Description: In this webinar, Extension Forage Specialist, Dr. Amanda Grev, discusses some pasture management practices that can be employed year-round, with particular emphasis on strategies pertinent to the fall season.
Sept. 2 Weaning Beef Calves: Reducing Stress and Building Immunity
Video Length: 31:34
Description: In this presentation, University of Maryland Extension Educator, Jeff Semler, discusses the importance of minimizing stress at weaning and tips for success.
Oct. 7 Cattle Nutrition 101
Video Length: 38:53
Description: In In this webinar, University of Maryland Extension Specialist, Dr. Sarah Potts, explains some of the basics of beef cattle nutrition. She also discusses how to approach building and evaluating a nutrition program for the beef herd.
Nov. 4

Limit-Feeding Cattle

Dec. 2

Winter Herd Management Strategies


Beef Producers Short-course Series with Series III - Pasture Development and Management

Cost: $35 (includes all refreshments, lunch, and educational materials)

**This course has been approved for 4 Nutrient Management and 4 Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits**

This course is offered in 4 locations!

Western Maryland  Friday, October 1, 2021 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Washington County Extension Office
7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713
Northern Maryland  Friday, October 29, 2021 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Harford County Extension Office
3525 Conowingo Road, Street, MD 21154
Southern Maryland  Friday, November 5, 2021 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Charles County SCD
4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Eastern Shore Friday, November 19, 2021 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Caroline County 4-H Youth Park
8230 Detour Road, Denton, MD 21629

Topics Covered:

  • Soil Fertility and Collecting Soil Samples
  • Setting up a Pasture System on your Farm
  • Common Forages and Pasture Assessment
  • Weed Identification and Management
  • Extending the Grazing Season – Cover Crops
  • Matching Forages with Cattle Nutrition
  • Cost-Sharing Programs

Registration is limited to the first 30 participants!

Register Online  Mail-in registration via check/cash

For more information and to view the agenda go to the Maryland Beef Producer's Educational Courses webpage.

Please Contact Racheal Slattery at rslatt@umd.edu or phone:(301) 405-1392 with any questions or concerns.



Equine educational programs are offered throughout the year. They are primarily focused on pasture management and equine nutrition. 

Check out our upcoming programs 

Poultry Growers

Grower Lunch Break with Extension - Solar Energy & Poultry Farms
Date: November 3, 2021 |  Wednesday
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  |  Location: TBA (Salisbury area)
Cost: Free but must register prior. Lunch will be provided
Description: The University of Maryland Extension, UMES, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, and the Delmarva Chicken Association (DCA), collectively offer this Commercial Poultry Program to help growers on Delmarva decide if solar energy would cut electricity costs.


Poultry Field Day
Date: November 3, 2021 |  Wednesday
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  |  Location: Walton Farms, LLC Address: 18299 Walton Mount Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947
Cost: Free-With Food Provided to Registrants
Description: Come see a newly built commercial chicken house (before chickens) to see latest construction, hear some talks, eat, and socialize!



Practical Experiences in Nutrient Management: Hay and Pasture Focus
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021  |  Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm.
Cost: $30 for the day, paid in advance via credit card or check, covers materials, coffee and light breakfast snacks, and a box lunch.
Description: Hands-on activities to enhance any certified farmer or certified nutrient management consultant’s skill set. This year’s session will focus on topics most relevant to hay and pasture operations.

For more information (program contact, agenda, & registration)

Sheep and Goats

Introductory Small Ruminant Webinar Series
Date: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and December 6, 2021  |  Monday
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Contact: Susan Schoenian


Nov. 1 Sheep 101 Susan Schoenian
Nov. 8 Goats 101 Maegan Purdue
Nov. 15 Raising them Charlie Sasscer
Nov. 22 Keeping them healthy Susan Schoenian
Nov. 29 Feeding them Jeff Semler
Dec. 6 Marketing them Susan Schoenian