- Agronomic: barley, grass (misc. perennial), hay
- Animal Products: dairy
- Animal Production: grazing - continuous, feed rations, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
- Crop Production: double cropping, intercropping
- Production Systems: holistic management
Purchased concentrates are the largest expense on organic dairy farms, so identification of alternative forage programs is important to producers. This project will investigate the efficacy of growing winter barley in central Maine and will look at integrating various combinations of intensive grazing with round bale harvest of winter barley in the soft-dough stage. Outreach will be through presentations at forage conferences and publications.