Whatcom Farm Speaker Series

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Third Thursday of the Month

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September 2017 - March 2018 

This months event:

Create Drainage Maintenance Plan for Farmers

Thursday, October 19th, 2017. 12 - 2 p.m. 

Ten Mile Grange, Lynden, WA

 

 

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Previous Speaker Talks - Videos

Miss a talk? Below are links to videos of the past Speaker Series talks. Click on the title to access the video and link to slides. You can also find additional videos by visiting our You Tube Channel.

 

A Different Kind of Prep Time for Farm Disaster Preparedness 

Dr. Susan Kerr, NW Livestock and Dairy Specialist, Washington State University 

Advances in Dairy Calf Care

 

Dr. Susan Kerr, Livestock and Dairy Extension Specialist, WSU  

Agriculture Drainage Maintenance in Whatcom County

 

Frank Corey, Drainage Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

Bridging the Gap Between Dairy Producers and Their Communities 

Dr. Amber Adams-Progar, Dairy Management Specialist, WSU  

Customizing Fall Manure Applications for Your Soil Types

 

Dr. Nichole Embertson, Nutrient Management Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

Feed Management: A Whole Farm Perspective

 

Dr. Joe Harrison, Nutrient Management Specialist, Washington State University 

Forage Production and Management

 

Dr. Shabtai Bittman, Crop Specialist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

How Buffers Work on Agricultural Drainage Ditches and How They Can Benefit Your Farm 

Frank Corey, Drainage Specialist, Whatcom CD and Jessica Shaw WSU Extension 

How to Identify and Fix Engineering Issues On Your Farm

Chris Clark, P.E., Professional Ag Engineer, Whatcom Conservation District 

Increasing Crop Diversity and Production

Chris Benedict, Crop Specialist, Washington State University Extension 

Interpreting Your Soil Test for Better Crop Production

Dr. Craig Cogger, Soil Science Specialist, Washington State University Extension 

Irrigation Water Management

 

Dr. Troy Peters, Irrigation Engineer, Washington State University Extension 

Land Management for Productive Berries

 

Brad Radar, Whatcom Family Farmers and Matt Arrington, WCD Intern and PhD candidate at WSU 

Managing Soils for Better Yields and Economics

Dr. Nichole Embertson, Nutrient Management Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

Manure Application Risk Management Practices and Tools

 

Dr. Nichole Embertson, Nutrient Management Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

Minimizing the Risk of Manure Runoff this Fall/Winter

 

Dr. Nichole Embertson, Nutrient Management Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

Options for Managing Nuisance Wildlife Matt Cleland, Wildlife Biologist, SDA APHIS Wildlife Service and Henry Bierlink,Whatcom Family Farmers

Phosporous and Nitrogen Management on Dairy Farms

 

Dr. Shabtai Bittman, Crop Specialist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Principles of Producing High Quality Grass Forage 

 

Steve Fransen, Washington State University Extension Crop Specialist

Recordkeeping Tools for Nutrient Management

 

Derek Hunt, Crop Specialist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Chris Clark, P.E., Professional Ag Engineer, Whatcom Conservation District 

Results from Birdsfoot Trefoil Demo Plots & Fly Control on Dairies Study

Susan Kerr, Livestock and Dairy Specialist, Washington State University & Kit Galvin, University of Washington

Revisiting the Link Between Land and Cattle in the Current Economy: Making Milk from Sunlight, CO2, Water and Cow Manure

 

Dr. Bill Wavrin, Large Animal Verterinarian, Dairy Nutritionalist, Dairy Farmer in Whatcom and Yakima Counties

Saving Money and Farm Better with Energy Conservation Programs

 

Panel: NRCS, Whatcom CD, WSU Energy Auditor, and Puget Sound Energy 

Stream Buffers and Alternatives to Drainage Maintenance

 

Frank Corey, Drainage Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

Surviving and Thriving in Cold Weather

 

Dr. Amber Adams-Progar, Dairy Management Specialist, Washington State University 

The Interface of Water Quality and Farming

Dr. Nichole Embertson, Nutrient Management Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District 

To Feed of Not to Feed Forages to Dairy Calves

Dr. Amber Adams-Progar, Dairy Management Specialist, WSU  

Troubleshooting for Manure Storage Structures   

Chris Clark, Engineer and Dairy Planner at Whatcom Conservation District 

Value Added Producer Grant Opportunity

Melanie Drecksel, Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Loan Development 

Winterize Your Farm

Whatcom CD Farm Planners, Rod Perry (Dairy Farmer) and Don Hrutfiord