UK specialists to speak at Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day



PHOTO: Matt Barton, UK Agricultural Communications

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will present the latest research in forage and livestock production management during the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day.

The field day is Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Research and Demonstration Farm in Owenton. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Becky Thompson and Dan Miller of the Kentucky Beef Network will give participants an overview of the farm at 4:15 p.m. Wagon tours will depart at 4:30 p.m.

On the tours, specialists with UK and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forage-Animal Production Research Unit will discuss several topics. These include novel endophyte tall fescue and seed head suppression, alternative summer forages to maximize beef weight gain and watering systems based on rainfall collection and livestock manure management.

At 7 p.m., a program will be presented on the late Russell Hackley’s legacy to forages in the state and nation. Hackley was an award-winning Grayson County cattle and forage producer known for his innovative management practices and his love of agriculture.

The field day is a qualified educational meeting of the County Agriculture Investment Program. The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will provide a meal.

Attendees can register for the field day by visiting http://KFGCFieldDay.eventbrite.com or by calling 502-484-5703.

Supporting organizations include the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, Kentucky Beef Network, Owen County office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association and Byron Seed.

Contact: 

Ray Smith, 859-257-3358, raysmith1@uky.edu

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