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Welcome to Meat Systems


A professional development opportunity in grass-based meat systems for agricultural service providers and farmers provided by the Northeast SARE state programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
 


          "Looking to learn more about sustainable livestock production? You've found the right place."

          

Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices

 


A VIRTUAL FIELD WORKSHOP

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE A WEBINAR. REGISTER HERE AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE LINK TO THE WEBINAR AS IT APPROACHES

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 

 UMass Agricultural Learning Center

Amherst, MA

9:00 to 11:00 AM

Join us for a virtual tour of their silvopasture,
where they raise sheep within a chestnut grove

The most recent project implemented at the UMass Agricultural Learning Center in Amherst is a silvopasture incorporating sheep into a chestnut grove. This project is in its third year of production and is part of the carbon farming intiative at UMass.The silvopasture project is young and only has 10 sheep within the grove, but expansions are expected in the future.

Anyone interested is encouraged to submit specific questions they have in advance of the webinar. Each question will be addressed and videography and/or photography may be used to help illustrate answers. Please submit all questions to rachel.bespuda@uconn.edu

 

  Click HERE to register for the virtual field workshop
 


Consider taking advantage of some other
learning opportunities on forage and grazing

UMass Webinar Series on Grazing and Forage Season Extension

Learn more HERE
 

NOFAMass is offering online programs related to our learning experiences

Learn more HERE

 


Please reach out at any time with questions or comments
email: rachel.bespuda@uconn.edu

 
For a complete list of all 2020 field workshops, click here

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 


CURRENT SUGGESTED READINGS/WEBSITES/LINKS


-COVID-19 Info and support for CT producers

-See our References and Links tab for additional links to the handouts from the 2019 workshops

-Web Soil Survey-To get a soil map of your farm, click here

-Penn State Agronomy guide https://extension.psu.edu/the-penn-state-agronomy-guide

-A great reference for those involved in sustainable agriculture. The website is powered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

http://attra.ncat.org 

-UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/sarep/about/what-is-sustainable-agriculture

Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices

A workshop series for agricultural service providers and farmers on pasture management and infrastructure and the nutritional needs of livestock raised on pasture.

Changes have been made to the field workshops due to coronavirus restrictions 


A Virtual Field Workshop
 

Tuesday, August 18th: 
UMass Agricultural Learning Center
Amherst, MA
9 am to 11 am
Silvopasture- Incorporation of sheep into a chestnut grove

 

To register for any/all workshops:
Click HERE


Consider taking advantage of some other summer learning opportunities on forage and grazing
 

UMass Webinar Series on Grazing and Forage Season Extension. Learn more HERE

NOFAMass is offering serveral online programs related to our learning experiences. Learn more HERE 


Click below for the 2020 programs

All 2020 SARE Classroom Workshops

All 2020 SARE Field Workshops

See the References & Links tab to view the 2018 and 2019 presentations 

Other Agricultural News

- Webinar Series: Grazing and Forage Season Extension

- COVID-19 Info and Support for CT Producers

 

- Risk Management and Crop Insurance Program - ppt


 

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