Alfalfa production concerns, potential Wyoming hay markets and producers sharing their experiences growing forages are part of the Wyoming Forage Field Day Thursday, June 27.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle, said Anowar Islam, University of Wyoming Extension forage agroecologist.
“This year’s Wyoming Forage Field Day will be a wonderful event for producers, growers and participants to learn more about forage production and management includingeconomics and irrigation practices, nutritional advantages of alfalfa, latest field equipment and products,” said Islam.
Most importantly, he said, those attending will hear experiences from other growersduring the producer panel discussion.
The schedule includes:
9-9:30 a.m. – Economics of forage fertility results
9:30-10 a.m. – Nutritional advantages of alfalfa; what customers need to know
10-10:30 a.m. – Alfalfa production and management
10:30-10:40 a.m. – New winter peas in Wyoming
10:40-11:15 a.m. – Irrigation methods in alfalfa, water use, economics
11:15 a.m.- noon – Producer panel discussion
Noon – Cream can lunch
1-3:30 p.m. – Machinery equipment demonstrations, forage trial tours and demonstrations, forage product reviews and door prize drawings
Donn Randall, crop and forage program manager with the Wyoming Business Council, will discuss hay-marketing strategies and yield-versus-quality decisions to get the mostincome from forage.
Registration is free. RSVPs are requested by contacting Randall at 307-777-6578 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Islam, 307-766-4151 or email@example.com; UW Extension educator Dallas Mount, 307-322-3667 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kelly Greenwald at SAREC, 307-837-2000 or email@example.com.