Monday, March 21, 2011

Nicaragua: Mark your Forage Calender!

Partners of the Americas' Farmer to Farmer Program printed 2011 forage calenders for dairy producers in Nicaragua. The photos and forage information can be accredited to Farmer to Farmer volunteer, Yoana Newman, an Extension Forage Specialist at the University of Florida. Dr. Newman traveled to Nicaragua with the Farmer to Farmer Program in June of last year and during that trip Dr. Newman recognized the importance of distributing forage calenders to the producers to improve pasture management. The calenders were designed and printed in a way so each month of the calender has a photo of forages and pastures in Nicaragua and the page also indicates "things to consider" for that month, including tips on dividing pastures, cutting forages, weed control, the frequency of grazing and other useful and practical instructions. Dr. Newman designed the forage calender in collaboration with FAVACA, University of Florida, UNA (Universidad Nacional Agraria), INTA (Instituto Nicaraguense de Technologia Agropecuaria), CONAGAN and Camoapan.

Front Cover with a view of beautiful Nicaragua!
The month of March (please note on the right side the useful tips in Spanish for pasture management)

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