MANHATTAN – Kansas State University and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council (KSFGC) will hold its Winter Forage Conference and KSFGC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Webster Conference Center, 2601 North Ohio, Salina, KS. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the conference kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Alfalfa Production will be the focus of one tract as growers will hear from Dr. Jeff Whitworth, KSU, along with presentations on the future of alfalfa genetics and an Alfalfa Industry Update from Beth Nelson, President of the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance who will highlight several issues and alfalfa research initiatives.
Other breakout sessions from Kansas State University and industry experts will cover topics including: Rotational Grazing, the science of cattle grazing, and grower panels dealing with rotational grazing and cool season forage alternatives.
“Current and Future Kansas Forage Trends” will be the keynote address by Dr. Mike Brouk, Professor, Animal Science & Industry, Kansas State University.
Conference Registration is open to the public and is free to 2018 Kansas Forage and Grassland Council members. For non-members and those that have not yet renewed for 2018, the cost is $45, which includes both KSFGC and AFGC membership, along with subscriptions to both Progressive Forage Grower and Hay & Forage Magazines. More information regarding the conference including registration (which is encouraged for planning and meal counts), the agenda and information for businesses, vendors, and forage industry boosters can be found at https://ksfgc.org/wkfc/. Additional attendees from a single farm or ranch membership are welcome but are asked to pay an additional $15 to assist with meal costs. Please direct any questions to Mark Nelson at email@example.com.