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Published May 24, 2018
University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is the special guest at the sixth annual Forage Field Day Tuesday, June 12, near Lingle.
The day of presentations and workshops begins at 8 a.m. with registration and refreshments and concludes at 4:30 p.m., all at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC).
“This year’s event is very demanding and farmer-focused, especially for those who want alfalfa and improved forages in their cropping/animal production systems and to improve their yield, quality and profitability,” says Anowar Islam, forage specialist with UW Extension who coordinates the event.
Lunch is free, and RSVPs are requested by June 1 by calling SAREC at (307) 837-2000, Islam at (307) 766-4151 or the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436. Registration also is available at bit.ly/wyoforage2018.
More than 11 presentations are planned.
“A wide range of forage-related topics will be covered by highly experienced experts, including forage production and management; low lignin alfalfa; cover crops for forage; hay quality; soil health; weed control; and irrigation management,” Islam says.
A producers’ panel discussion is in the afternoon, with the forage field and equipment demonstration following. Seed suppliers and machinery dealership equipment demonstrations are planned.
Other field day topics include irrigation strategies; potassium and harvest management; alfalfa, forage sorghum, chickpea, grasses and other forages; and integrating livestock into cropping systems.
For more information and a schedule, visit www.uwyo.edu/uwe/forage-field-day.