Western Kentucky Summer Forage Tour Focuses on Forages for Grass Finishing

Note: Social distancing and the use of masks will be required.  Registration is limited.

Join us for the 2020 Western Kentucky Summer Forage Tour on August 6 at Palmer Farms Beef, located in Almo, KY. The Palmer’s grass finish and retail approximately 40 head of beef cattle per year. Their forage system is based on both cool- and warm-season annual and perennial forages including annual ryegrass and crabgrass, grown in rotation. Palmer Farms is owned and operated by Michael and Stacie Palmer and their three children. Tour stops and topics will include Crabgrass as forage; Annual ryegrass for grazing and silage; Producing and marketing high quality grass finished beef; Increasing productivity with summer annuals; Managing perennial pastures; Endophyte management and Fencing for controlled grazing. 

The tour will finish with a meal of GRASS finished hamburgers and hotdogs and a local bluegrass band providing entertainment. The meals will be limited to the maximum number allowed by state mandate.  To enhance social distancing, participants will walk the tour route.  Limited transportation will be provided for those unable to walk.  More details on the tour can be found here or register here.