We Need Your Input!
Grazing plans take a look at your farm's forage inventory, your animals' needs, soils and other natural resources, and existing infrastructure, and they're important tools to help you manage them all more effectively.
Our team is working with NRCS to provide programming that will enable you to develop your own grazing plan, or to make better use of one you may already have. In order to make sure we're meeting your needs, we're conducting a survey to guage the level of interest in this kind of program, and to get a little background information from prospective participants.
The survey is very brief and will only take a few minutes to complete; thanks for your help. You can find it here.
What's Our Impact
Michal Lunak conducted sessions with FFA students at the Dover High Regional Vocational Center explaining the basics of risk management strategies, particularly how insurance policies can be an integral component of a farm's protection. This was demonstrated on different issues with biosecurity on livestock farms.
Six months later a student reported this:
“I go to farmers' markets, fairs, and such with my family. The fairs are posting information about biosecurity and mentioning it at meetings. So, I was appreciative of the training because I knew what was being explained. … Since our class, we try to be more careful with visitors and have them clean their feet off before coming in contact with the animals. We have also begun quarantining animals after shows because we discovered the problems first-hand and know how easily disease can be spread.”
UNH Cooperative Extension serves dairy and livestock producers by offering educational programming that focuses on:
- Adopting practices that improve milk and meat quality
Improving animal health, nutrition, and reproductive performance
- Maintaining facilities for efficient production
We do this by:
- Statewide conferences and regional workshops
- Hands-on training with milking schools and ration clinics
- On-farm visits