Out standing in our fields

Last week we held our second livestock field school of the season, the Forage and Grazing Field School, at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. After classroom presentations by Barbara Miller (NRCS) and Stephen Herbert (UMass), the vet school guys – Jim Phillips, Scott Brundage, and George Saperstein – led the group out into the pastures.

As we walked the fields at the vet school, Jim explained the pasture mixes and management practices used, Scott talked about species-specific considerations, and Dr. Saperstein gave a crash course in weed identification.

Finally, Dr. Herbert talked about hay quality and we looked at the equipment used to manage and harvest forage at the vet school. And most importantly, the weather was perfect!

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