The Latest eOrganic Dairy
Added October 6, 2011. eOrganic is an online community of more than 600 farmers and ag service providers who are providing science, experience, and regulation, based on a range of certified organic information on the web. Our eOrganic Dairy Team is made up of about 60 farmers, agronomists, veterinarians, grazing and certification specialists, animal scientists, and other professionals who are working together to publish peer-reviewed content at extension.org, a national initiative among the Land Grant Universities to increase collaboration and provide online education.
To find eOrganic Dairy resources, go to www.extension.org and click on Organic Agriculture Home on the left, just under the Home Page icon.
- Video: Calculating Paddock Size on Organic Dairy Pastures
eOrganic authors: Sarah Flack, Sarah Flack Consulting, Amanda Gervais, University of Vermont Extension
Introduction: In this video, offered by the eOrganic Dairy Team, grazing and organic certification expert Sarah Flack demonstrates how to calculate paddock size and stocking rates for pastures an organic dairy farm. Webpage address: www.extension.org/pages/60289/video:-calculating-paddock-size-on-organic-dairy-pastures
- Webinar: Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season on Your Organic Dairy
eOrganic author: Laura Paine, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Introduction: Winter feed is a livestock farmer's biggest expense. Extending the grazing season using stockpiling can cut those costs by 20% or more. Stockpiling forage is a practice that allows pastures to grow for use at a later time, typically to extend the grazing season into the early winter months. In this webinar, Laura Paine will describe how best to stockpile forages, including forage species that do well under this practice, when to start stockpiling, and other management considerations. Webpage address: www.extension.org/pages/59789/stockpiling-forages-to-extend-the-grazing-season-on-your-organic-dairy-webinar-by-eorganic
About the Presenter
Laura Paine is a Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. There she helps develop markets for organic and grass-fed products.