MANHATTAN – The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University again teamed up to hold its Winter Forage Conference on December 11, 2018, at Emporia, Kansas. With over 50 pre-registrations and more arriving the day of the conference, Mark Nelson, KSFGC Executive Secretary-Treasurer, stated, “the conference was a great success.”
“Many thanks go to the KSFGC Board, the many vendors and sponsors, and especially to Darren Hibdon, District Extension Agent, Ottawa, KS and Brian Rees, County Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lyon County, for their efforts to put this conference together.”
Presentations this year included:
- How Do I Accurately Sample Feed/Forage & What Do I Do with the Results by Dr. Dale Blasi KSU Animal Science – 2018 Blasi Presentation
- Fall Burning to Control Sericea Lespedeza by Alan Tjachman KSU Animal Science – 2018 Tjachman-Olson Presentation
- Flint Hills Pasture Report • Dr. Leah Tsoodle, KSU Ag Economics – 2108 Li-Tsoodle Presentation
- Making Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Work for You! A Sponsored Workshop by the Silveus Group, with Dr. Monte Vandeveer, Extension Ag Economist, KSU and Jason Timmerman, Silveus Insurance Group – 2018 Vandeveer Presentation
Lastly, a farmer panel of successful alfalfa growers shared their insights on Flint Hills Alfalfa Management. Growers included, Rollie Martin-Hartford, John Ferdinand-Reading and Lisa Fuller-Emporia.
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