Environmental - Economic Impacts of Management-Intensive Grazing on Dairy Farms

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $131,795.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Federal Funds: $5,400.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $79,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Dr. Ray Weil
University of Maryland

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, no-till, nutrient cycling, conservation tillage, contour farming
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedges - grass
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, nutrient mineralization
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life
    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.