Late Season Burning & Sericea Lespedeza Control will be Highlighted at the 2016 KFGC Annual Conference December 13, 2016

MANHATTAN –Late Season Burning & Sericea Lespedeza Control will be a key topic at the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council’s Winter Conference and Annual Meeting Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 West 21st Street, Wichita, KS.

KC Olson professor of range beef cattle nutrition and management at Kansas State University will present information about his promising research examining the effects of growing-season prescribed burning on the vigor of sericea lespedeza.

Conference registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the conference kicking off at 9:00 a.m. A Grower Panel will be part of this year’s program along with breakout sessions led by Kansas State University and industry experts coving topics including: Forage/Pasture Insect Control, Range Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management; Forage/Pasture Fertility Management, Mineral Supplementation in Grazing Cattle, Wheat Grazing Management.

“Forage Profit Strategies” will be the keynote address by Dr. Don Ball, Professor Emeritus Auburn University& Author of the Books Southern Forages & Practical Forage Concepts. The full agenda is available on the KSFGC website,

Individual Conference Registration is $65 in advance ($85 at the door) and includes lunch and both KSFGC and AFGC membership for 2017. Additional registration information for businesses, vendors, and forage industry boosters can be found on the KSFGC website. To register go to and complete and send the registration form, along with the appropriate fee payable to KSFGC, 1228 Westloop Place, PMB #144, Manhattan, KS 66502-2840; Or simply register online. Direct any questions to Mark Nelson at

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