Regionally Based Professional Development Program for Grazing Systems Management

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1996: $92,149.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $12,576.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Lawrence Muller
Dept. of Dairy & Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University

Annual Reports


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


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, grazing - continuous, feed formulation, feed rations, free-range, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: forestry, nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: decision support system, extension
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, agricultural finance, risk management, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: riparian buffers, riverbank protection
  • Pest Management: weed ecology
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: urban/rural integration, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.