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NMC-CREES and Marianas Grazing Academy Launch Website (September 27, 2010)

The Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research, Extension and Education Service (NMC-CREES), a partner institution with the Marianas Grazing Academy (MGA) program, has recently launched a website that will provide local ranchers easy access to information on tropical ruminant livestock and the MGA program.

The MGA program website,, was developed to provide and enhance the accessibility of tropical ruminant livestock information and resources for local ranchers with focus on MGA trainings and activities in the CNMI and Guam.

The MGA program was developed as a three-year project by the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Beef Initiative Group, in collaboration with NMC-CREES, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of Guam.

The program aims to build local agricultural capacity by educating farmers and ranchers on various ways to increase the economic viability of their products. This is achieved through a series of workshops, as well as assistance and guidance in the planning and development of projects aimed to improve and enhance the local grazing industry.

Through the newly launched website, local ranchers can view all MGA training publications, such as the Marianas Grazing Academy Resource Manual and presentations over various grazing related topics, such as pasture management, mobile slaughterhouse facilities, animal health, and livestock production. Other resources available are photos and links to other helpful websites.

The website also provides information on the project that led to the creation of the program, which includes goals and objectives, and information on project team members, Island Advisory Council members, and other contributing institutions.

The project is supported by the Outreach Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers program of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Grant #2009-51200-19601).

For additional information on the MGA program, contact Dr. Allan Sabaldica at 433-2576 and Lawrence Duponcheel at 433-0639 at the NMC Tinian Instructional Site.

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