Conference To Address Reducing Conserved Forage
Posted: January 18, 2013
Local farmers and other groups interested in agriculture can learn about how to limit the use of conserved forage next week at one of four conferences across the state.
The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension are hosting the four winter forage conferences, including the only local event, scheduled for Wednesday at Weyers Cave Community Center.
Attendees will learn about the challenges and benefits associated with extending the grazing season to limit the need for conserved forage.
The keynote speaker is Jim Gerrish of American GrazingLands Services LLC. Gerrish is a Missouri farmer and 20-year systems research and outreach faculty member at the University of Missouri.
Participants also will hear from University of Kentucky agricultural economics professor Greg Halich and J.B. Daniel, forage and grassland agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Local farmers will provide input on how they’ve extended the grazing season on their farms, as well.
The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and cost $50 per person.
For more information or to register, contact Margaret Kenny at (434) 292-5331, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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