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2001 Technology Transfer Activities at AFSRC
We provided direct agronomic and environmental advice in response to numerous calls from producers and advisory personnel. Information was communicated through site visits and informal field days. A workshop was conducted to update West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service personnel about our research on underutilized hill-lands. Two workshops and three short courses were conducted for meat goat and hair sheep producers to provide opportunities to better understand production, management and marketing. A display site in the goat arena at the West Virginia State Fair was staffed for three days to discuss our research program and accomplishments with livestock producers and others interested in agricultural systems for small hill-land farms. Natural Resources Conservation Service sponsored grassland field days featuring our production system to West Virginia farmers.
We taught components of the West Virginia University Extension Service forage livestock school (several times each year at various locations around the State), and taught tech transfer workshops addressing pasture management issues including water quality, and forage and livestock management. Scientists in the project were part of a writing team for a Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension of Cornell University publication entitled, “Pasture-based livestock production.” The use of triticale for 12 month grazing and haylage production was transferred to West Virginia and Virginia Cooperative Extension Service personnel.
Specific technology transfer activities in 2001:
April 24 – Taught component “Environmental Issues on Karst Pasture” at West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service Nutrient Management Workshop in Morgantown, WV. Highlighted karst water quality research results to academic researchers and landowners in West Virginia. (Boyer)
November - Karst water quality research appeared in popular press article "The Secret World of Greenbrier Valley: Agricultural Runoff and Water Quality" by R. R. Bowers in Stormwater - The Journal for Surface Water Quality Professionals. AFSRC karst water quality research program was highlighted to water resource professionals (Boyer)
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