Monday, February 21, 2011

ARS research scientist to speak at field day

Dr. Ken Turner, a Research Animal Scientist at the Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center in Beaver, West Virginia, will be the featured speaker at the 2011 Western Maryland Field Day & Sale to be held Saturday, September 24, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center near Boonsboro, MD.

Dr. Turner's research emphasis is on low-input, foraged based livestock production, especially for meat goat kids, growing lambs, and pasture-finished beef.  Dr. Turner has been at the ARS research station in West Virginia since 1992. He became its Acting Research Leader in April 2010.