Dual Locations Draw Strong Attendance at 2017 Kentucky Grazing Conference

Nearly 200 farmers, agents and industry participants attended the 2017 Kentucky Grazing Conference on October 17-18. Dual locations (Lexington and Hopkinsville) impacted a wider audience for the conference, hosted by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council and the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. A nationally recognized panel of speakers presented on the theme of ‘Pasture Management to Control Weeds and Improve Production’.

The program featured Kathy Voth, nationally recognized for her work with animal grazing behavior on weeds. Other speakers included Scott Flynn -Dow AgroScience; Greg Brann – NRCS (ret.),  Micheal Flessner – Virginia Tech; Chris Teutsch – UK; and Bill Payne – KY farmer and Technical Service Provider. The speakers addressed how producers could develop and integrated approach to pasture management that addressed various weed concerns.

David Burge, Anderson County producer was the winner of the 2017 KFGC Forage Spokesperson Contest. David will represent Kentucky at the American Forage and Grassland Council annual meeting, which is January 14-17, 2018 in Louisville, KY. The full AFGC program is available at http://www.afgc.org.

If you missed the Kentucky Grazing Conference, all presentations were recorded and be viewed on the KYForages YouTube channel:

Herbicide Technologies for Pasture Weed Control – Scott Flynn

KFGC Forage Spokesperson Contest – Dave Burge

Mixed Species Grazing as Part of an Integrated Weed Control Program – Greg Brann

Herbicides as Part of an Integrated Weed Control Program – Michael Flessner

Soil Fertility and Grazing Management as Part of an Integrated Weed Control Program – Chris Teutsch

KFGC Forage Spokesperson Contest – Cody Rakes

Perspectives from New Zealand – Bill Payne

Kathy voth speaker photo

Kathy voth leads the Hopkinsville audience through a discussion of grazing beharior on weeds. Kathy is the editor of the enewsletter OnPasture.