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UK, Ky. Forage and Grassland Council conference to take fresh approach to alfalfa and stored forages


The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council will host the 38th Annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference. The daylong event will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Fayette County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

A producer cutting alfalfa (Photo courtesy of Chris Teutsch)

“Our goal is to help producers improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage and baleage production. Throughout the day, we will share ways they can do that,” said Ray Smith, forage extension specialist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Event participants will hear presentations about economics, trends, quality and technology related to alfalfa and other high-quality forages. Presenters include specialists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Service and the industry. Kentucky and Tennessee forage producers will also share how baleage works on their farms. Attendees can participate in the conference’s annual silent auction.

Conference organizers have applied for continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers.

Registration is $25 per person before Feb. 15. After that date, it is $30 per person. To register for the event, go to www.kyalfalfa.eventbrite.com.

More information on the conference and directions to the convention center are available on the UK Forage Extension website at forages.ca.uky.edu.

From University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


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