Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 University of Maryland Extension Pasture Management Training Series for Horse Owners

From Jennifer Reynolds (Coordinator-Equine and Poultry Extension Activities
Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland) ...

In one week we will begin our 2012 University of Maryland Extension Pasture Management Training Series for Horse Owners with a Twilight meeting April 19, 2012 from 6-8 pm at our Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site!

Our featured speaker will be Doug Tregoning.  Doug Tregoning was raised on dairy and grain farm in upper Montgomery County, MD. His major emphasis of study in college was agribusiness and agronomy. He obtained his Masters Degree from West Virginia University in Agricultural Economics. After college, he went to work at the Montgomery County Extension Office as an Extension Agent with an emphasis on small, part time farmers and the equine industry. He conducted numerous seminars, workshops, field days and classes for equine audiences over his Extension career. He retired from Extension in 2010 but was rehired on a part time basis to provide Extension programs in the areas of agronomy, grain marketing and outreach education.

The evening will begin with a tour of our facility, showcasing a rotational grazing system for horses and sharing our work with the site.  Mr. Tregoning will then be discussing how to renovate those pastures that have been overworked and overgrazed throughout the winter, bringing them back into production.

Please see the attached brochure for details on our other Pasture Management Training Series events, address and registration information.

Call in (301) 405-1547 or email ( your registration today! We look forward to seeing a great crowd at this event!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pasture Walk April 24

Attention Horse Farm Owners and Managers.  Montgomery County is offering a FREE Spring Pasture Walk.  Please see the event info and sign-up information below.  

The Montgomery County 2012 Spring Pasture Walk continues on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mrs. Gail Joyce’s Farm at 27772 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872.

This is a great opportunity for the equine community to learn about pasture weed identification, pasture renovation and the use of MAX Q Tall Fescue as a pasture forage from equine educators and the Joyce’s. Your participation will benefit your equine operation and the environment.

Attached is the brochure containing the details for the April 24 pasture walk.

To register, or for information, please contact Ms. Karen Walker at 301.590.2855 or visit our


Eddie Franceschi
Equine Resource Conservationist
Montgomery Soil Conservation District
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood Maryland 20855
Office 301-590-2855 Fax 301-590-2849

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