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Mississippi Grazing & Forage Production Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 4:30pm - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 4:30pm

The Mississippi State University Forage Research and Extension Program will be hosting the Mississippi Grazing and Forage Production Workshop on June 24 and June 25, 2019 at the Bost Conference Center on Campus.  This two-day event will give producers the opportunity to learn about new forage production management practices, forage selection, and utilization.  The event on June 24th (4:30 pm to 7:30 pm) will be an outdoor forage tour focused on grazing management, variety testing, weed control, and forage fertility.  The event on June 25th (8:00 am to 4:30 pm) will feature a number of speakers in diverse topics related to forage production and grazing management.  Registration is limited to 100 participants with early registration of $50/person before May 31 and $60/person after May 31. 

June 24, 2019 

A late afternoon (4:30 pm to 7:30 pm) outdoor forage production tour will be held at the Henry H. Leveck Animal Research Farm (South Farm). Producers will participate on demonstrations and research trials related to:
  • Forage Variety Trials
  • Fertility
  • Crabgrass production
  • Summer Annual Grass/Legumes
  • Grazing Management of Summer Annual Grasses
  • Weed Control
  • Fencing and Rotational Grazing
  • Baleage/Hay Production Demonstration
     

June 25, 2019

The indoor workshop (8:00 am to 4:30 pm) will provide producers with up to date forage management recommendations to enhance their forage management strategies and become more efficient in extending the grazing season and reducing supplementation.
Topics:
  • Annual Ryegrass Grazing with or without Supplementation
  • Grazing Efficiency of Livestock Classes
  • Extending your Grazing Season with Stockpiled Forages
  • Weed Control Strategies
  • Grazing Management of Cover Crops
  • Production Practices for Quality Hay
  • Mineral Needs During Grazing
  • Economic Strategies in Grazing Systems

Mississippi State University - Bost Conference Center
190 Bost Dr., Starkville, MS 39759

Register online here.

Before May 31—$50/person
After May 31—$60/person

 

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences
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Portrait of Dr. Rocky Lemus
Extension/Research Professor
Grazing Systems, hay production, forage fertility, forage quality and utilization, alfalfa productio