February 2, 2015 | By: Katie Pratt
Princeton, Ky.

For the past 35 years, the Kentucky Alfalfa Conference has offered alfalfa and animal producers and enthusiasts the chance to get the latest information on the most pressing topics during a one-day event. This year’s conference on Feb. 26 at the Cave City Convention Center will continue that tradition.

Participants will hear from industry experts, specialists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and some of the state’s top alfalfa producers. Discussion topics include requirements to break Kentucky’s beef per acre record; red meat, health and alfalfa; alfalfa and the environment; and perspectives about hay quality from Garry Lacefield, UK extension forage specialist, and a panel of five Kentucky producers.

In addition, attendees can participate in the conference’s annual silent auction.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. CST.

Program organizers have applied for continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers.

Preregistration is not required. Participants may pay the $15 registration fee, $5 for students, the day of the conference.

Conference sponsors include the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the UK Cooperative Extension Service and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council.

More information on the conference and directions to the convention center are available on the UK Forage Extension website at http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/.

Contact: 

Garry Lacefield, 270-365-7541, ext. 202

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