Farm Ready Research is Extension’s agriculture winter webinar series for farmers and ag professionals. Join the webinars to learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock to farm management resources. Sessions run through April 2021. See a full list of topics and register at go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
UW-Madison Extension Cow/Calf Days and Wisconsin Feeder Workshops will be combined to create the Wisconsin Beef Special Edition Webinar Series. Join your local Extension Livestock Program Educators, UW Outreach Specialist, and esteemed keynote speakers as they present current topics on beef production. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts on the following date or listen to the recording when it works best for you (registration required). Each session will begin at 7 p.m. with a presentation followed by a Q & A session until 8:30 p.m.
March 9 – Pasture Weed Management, Dr. Mark Renz, UW-Madison Extension Specialist. Pasture is the most economical forage source for beef cow calf herds. Poor grazing practices, fertility management, and weed management all cut into pasture productivity and potential profits. This session will cover common pasture weed issues in Wisconsin and how to plan ahead to tackle them in 2021.
March 23 – Direct Marketing Meat and Introduction to Meat Suite, Matt LeRoux, Cornell Cooperative Extension. This session will appeal to farms of all livestock species that direct market meat. Learn more about how Meat Suite and similar programs can help farms direct market their product. Recently developed UW-Madison Division of Extension fact sheets on how much meat an animal should yield will also be presented.
*Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) education credits will be available for those currently certified upon completion of session.