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The Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center 2020 Field Day will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, this field day will be hosted virtually.
With this format, participants will be able to watch presentations online showcasing the research projects taking place at the Center, while also being able to interact with the speakers. Prior to the event, register to attend this Zoom webinar at: https://tinyurl.com/yajkc9bf
On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, you may join the Zoom webinar using the instructions that will be emailed to you when you register. The Field Day will start at 2:00 pm. You may submit questions throughout the event using the chat feature.
For those that cannot attend this meeting on August 5th, we will record the entire session and post it online along with the written proceedings document.
Field Day Program
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Establishing trees in pastures stocked with livestock – Adam Downing, Northern District Forestry Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and John Fike, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech
Bee-friendly beef – Ben Tracy and Megan O’Rourke, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech
Using solar power to provide water to cows – Matt Booher, Extension Agent, Rockingham County and John Ignosh, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Herbicides for grass suppression along a temporary fenceline – Doug Horn, Extension Agent, Augusta County
New developments in pasture herbicide options (while keeping your clover) –Wykle Greene and Michael Flessner, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech
Cow and calf performance in summer stockpiled tall fescue pastures – Taylor Langford and Bain Wilson, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
Impacts of supplementing yeast-derived product to feedlot cattle consuming monensin – Stefania Pancini and Vitor Mercadante, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
The Smart Farm Innovation Network and beef cattle production of the future – Vitor Mercadante and Robin White, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
Benchmarking herd production in Virginia – John Benner, Extension Agent, Rockbridge County
Asian longhorned tick, Theileria, and cattle – Eric Day and Theresa Dellinger, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech and John Currin, and Kevin Lahmers, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech