Location: Forage and Livestock Production Research
Project Number: 3070-21610-001-02-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017
Identify forage materials and management practices that extend the productive grazing period of pastures and reduce the need for off-farm purchased inputs in order to reduce costs of production, increase resilience of production systems and reduce economic risks on small and limited resource farms.
ARS will develop resource-efficient approaches to increasing supply, quality and sustainability of forages for small farms through experiments in controlled environment, in small-plot field trials or on cooperating farmers’ fields. Work will be carried out in cooperation with faculty and staff of Langston University and its Center for Outreach programs.