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October 26, 2011

Top Forage Professionals Featured at 2011 Alabama Forage Conference in Guntersville

CULLMAN — Top Forage Professionals Featured at 2011 Alabama Forage Conference in Guntersville

Farmers from Alabama and the Southeast have the opportunity to hear from leaders in forage production at the Dec. 1, 2011, Alabama Forage Conference, Guntersville. The information-packed one-day program will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m.

Kent Stanford, a specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, says the conference provides producers with an excellent opportunity to learn the latest information and research on forages and grazing management.

“It’s a great one day conference at an excellent cost,” says Stanford. “For example, Dr. John Jennings with Arkansas Extension will talk about ways to extend the grazing season.”

 As part of the conference, participants will be able to select from three concurrent sessions in the afternoon including one on clovers, another on weed control, and a final one targeting nutrient management.  Topics include finishing beef on grass, update on endophyte infected tall fescue, weed control in pastures and hay fields, and using by-products and specialty fertilizers. It will also feature vendor exhibits related to forage and beef cattle production.

Registration before Nov. 18 is $25/person and includes lunch and the fee is $30/person after that date. Checks should be made payable to the Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition.  Interested producers can register for the conference by sending their name, address, and registration fee to:

Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition, c/o Kay Holloway, 201 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.  

For registration and program details visit the Cullman County Extension office or their website: www.aces.edu/counties/Cullman and click on “meetings” link.

   

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