Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Producing & Marketing Quality Grass-fed Beef

Producing & Marketing Quality Grass-fed Beef

Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013

9:30 AM New Market Fire Hall, New Market, VA

Featuring: Dr. Scott Barao, Director of the Jorgensen Foundation’s Beef Research Farm

Dr. Scott Barao is a former livestock Extension Specialist at University of Maryland, and the current Executive Director of the Jorgensen Family Foundation and Hedgeapple Farm, a beef research center in Buckeystown, MD.  Hedgeapple Farm focuses on the development of production and marketing strategies to help make the region’s smaller beef operations more viable. All acreage at Hedgeabpple Farm is in permanent pasture and hay for the farm’s herd of Black Angus. All calves born on the farm are retained for pasture-finishing and are direct marketed through their on-farm retail market.

This program will cover production & marketing of a quality, grass-fed product:

Forage management - Genetics - Meat quality -  Marketing local beef

A $20 REGISTRATION PER PERSON is required with the MEAL & TASTE PANEL INCLUDED.  Registration must be received by Friday, Oct. 25.  Make Check payable to: VCE Augusta County.  Mail Check and Registration to: Virginia Cooperative Extension, PO Box 590, Verona, VA 24482.  Questions?    540-245-5750   Location: New Market Fire Hall, 9771 S Congress St. New Market, VA


From I-81:  Exit 257 – Take Rt. 11 North for 6miles, Fire Hall is on your left. 

- Exit 264 – Go east to Rt. 11, then travel South on Rt. 11 for 1 mile

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Matt Booher: Augusta Extension 540-245-5750) during business hours of 8 a.m. and  5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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