Winter Forage Conference Next Tuesday, December 11, in Emporia

MANHATTAN – The KSU/KSFGC Winter Forage Conference will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds, Emporia, Kansas. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the conference kicks off at 9:30 a.m.

The conference will be highlighted by a sponsored workshop on Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) Insurance, presentations on feed and forage quality testing and best utilizing test results, fall burning for sericea control, and the Flint Hills Pasture Report, along with a farmer panel discussing Flint Hills Alfalfa Management.

Each year, the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council (KSFGC) and Kansas State University team up to hold its Winter Forage Conference and KSFGC Annual Meeting. Conference Registration is $45 per farm (plus $15 for each additional farm member), which includes the noon meal, subscriptions to both Progressive Forage Grower and Hay & Forage Magazines, along with membership to KSFGC, the American Forage and Grassland Council, and the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance. If you’ve already renewed your KSFGC membership, admission is free. Farmers and ranchers can learn more and register online at You can also RSVP and pay at the door by contacting either: Franklin County Extension at (785) 229-3520 or, or Lyon County Extension at (620) 341-3220 or To assist with planning and meal counts, please pre-register or RSVP by December 7, 2018, although walk-ins on December 11 will be welcome. You can also contact Mark Nelson at with questions or if interested in being a sponsor or vendor at the conference.

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