The 5th Annual Statewide Project Grass Conference is set for Penn College in Williamsport, PA, Oct. 20-21.

Speakers include BEEF columnist and grazing guru Jim Gerrish and Allen Williams, along with various producer, industry and agency speakers. Gerrish will cover extending the grazing season, pasture management, and evaluating your hay-making system. Williams, of Livestock Management Consultants, LLC, will cover protocols for natural and grass-finished beef, as well as value-added marketing.

Additional topics include pasture management, producer discussion groups, solar and wind power, alternative energy and bio-fuels, a farm-bill update, pasture nutrient management and more.

For more info, contact Kris Ribble at 570-784-4401 (Ext. 111) or kris.ribble@pa.usda.gov. Registration deadline is Sept. 29.
-- Joe Roybal