Establishing a Demonstration - Electronic Media Training Center for Farmer-Educators in Pasture-Based Livestock Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $77,579.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Federal Funds: $64,060.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Dr. John Comerford
Penn state University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, goats, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, grazing - continuous, feed formulation, feed rations, implants, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, vaccines, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, networking
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, agricultural finance, risk management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement, soil stabilization
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
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