- Agronomic: rapeseed, grass (misc. perennial), hay
- Animals: bovine
- Animal Production: manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, winter forage, feed/forage
This three-year project will focus on addressing issues of poor forage quality and a short grazing season. Using no-till and broadcast seeding, rotational grazing, and variously timed applications of manure, the farmer will measure changes in forage composition, production of dry matter per acre, and nutrient analysis of both forage and soil, with the long-term goal of restoring fertility to depleted farmland. He will also host pasture walks and write articles for a statewide beef production newsletter.