Silage and Baleage a big focus for the 2022 Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference 

The Warren County Ext. office is hosting this years KY Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference on Feb. 24.

Schedule of Events (All Times Central)
7:30 Registration, Silent Auction and Exhibits
8:00 Welcome and overview for the day
Brett Reese, Southern States, President of KFGC and Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky
8:15 The biology of silage fermentation and additives
Dr. Chris Teutsch, University of Kentucky
8:45 Species and variety options for baleage
Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky
9:15 Harvest timing and moisture determination
Dr. Jimmy Henning and Ben Connor, University of Kentucky
9:45 Break—Visit exhibits and silent auction
10:15 Mowing and conditioning for baleage: Equipment adjustment and harvest management— Dr. Jessica Williamson, AGCO
11:00 Alfalfa insect update
Dr. Lee Townsend (ret.) University of Kentucky
11:30 Lunch, Alfalfa awards, Silent auction results
12:30 Optimizing quality with bale density and time of wrapping
Dr. Jessica Williamson, AGCO
1:00 Round bale silage: Farmer results in Kentucky
Dr. Jimmy Henning, University of Kentucky
1:30 Baled silage panel: Making high quality baleage
Dr. Jessica Williamson, Agco and Craig Cohron, Warren Co producer
2:30 Final Comments and Survey Collection
3:00 Adjourn