Kentucky Alfalfa Conference Expanded to include Stored Forages and Summer Grazing Options

The 36th Annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forages Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, KY. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Dennis Hancock, Univ. of Georgia Forage Specialist and our new Kentucky Forage Extension Specialist in Princeton, Dr. Chris Teutsch. Chris   comes to  us with 16 years  of experience as Forage Specialist in Virginia and as one of the leading forage experts in the country. He has conducted groundbreaking research on the relationship between yield and quality of warm season annual grasses. For more information or to register for the event, click here. Exhibit space is also available.

Full Program:

8:00 (CST) Registration and Exhibits

8:45 Welcome – Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky

9:00 Hay Making Weather in Kentucky: How to Get Good Information – Dr. Matthew Dixon, UK

9:20 Understanding and Improving Fermentation in Alfalfa and Grass Baleage – Dr. Dennis Hancock, Univ. of Georgia

10:00 Break, Exhibits and Silent Auction

10:30 Why is Intake Reduced When Cattle are Fed Tall Fescue? – Jimmy Klotz, USDA-ARS-FAPRU

10:50 Hay Production: East vs. West – Tom Keene, UK

11:10 What’s New in Seed Coatings? – Bill Talley, Summit Seed Coatings

11:30 The Economics of Forage Quality – Dr. Kenny Burdine, UK

12:00 Lunch, Exhibits and Silent Auction

12:50 KY Alfalfa Awards

1:20 Selecting Summer Annual Varieties Using Yield and Digestibility – Dr. Chris Teutsch, UK

2:00 Producer Panel

3:30 Adjourn