Workshop Series: Sustainable Livestock Production

Nutrition’s Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices 2019
A new workshop series on pasture management and infrastructure and the nutritional needs of livestock raised on pasture

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All workshops held in the training room at Farm Credit East, 240 S Rd. Enfield CT

Monday, February 11, 2019 8:30 am to 1 pm

(Snow Date: February 13, 2019)

Improving existing pastures and establishing new pasture

Topics: Pasture plants, soil, existing pasture care, reseeding new pasture

Monday, March 11, 2019 8:30 am to 1 pm

(Snow Date: March 13, 2019)

Properly managing your existing pasture

Topics: Grazing management, forage calculations, pasture design and infrastructure

Monday, April 29, 2019 8:30 am to 1 pm

Nutritional management of pasture raised animals

Topics: Pasturing versus confinement systems, nutritional challenges of raising animals on pasture, multi species grazing, forage quality

A certificate of participation from University of Connecticut Extension will be awarded to each person who completes the three classroom workshops and at least one of the field workshops.

Register for any or all of the workshops at or by emailing

Winter weather policy: February and March workshops each have a designated Snow Date. In the event of inclement weather those registered will receive an email by 5 pm of the previous day. Changes will also be posted on our website.

These workshops are part of a 2017-2020 USDA/NESARE Professional Development Program Grant, a joint project among the Universities of CT, Mass and RI.

Project Director: Rachel Bespuda, UConn or

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