Annual Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, and Stored Forages – February 21

The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council will host the 36th annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference on Feb. 21. The daylong event will begin at 8:00 a.m. CST at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, KY.

“We are continuing the long tradition of the Kentucky Alfalfa Conference and are excited to expand the conference’s scope to include all stored forages,” said Ray Smith PhD, forage extension specialist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “Our goal is to help Kentucky producers improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production.”

Event participants will hear presentations from UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists as well as forage specialists from the University of Georgia, the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service, industry representatives, and some of the state’s top forage producers. Attendees can also 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, or at the door, registration is $30 per person. To register, go to kyalfalfa.eventbrite.com. More information on the conference and directions to the convention center are available on the UK Forage Extension website. ~ Katie Pratt, UK