2018 Winter Forage Conference & Annual Meeting

Each year, the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University team up to hold its Winter Forage Conference and KSFGC Annual Meeting.

This year’s meeting will be 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.

Highlights this year include a farmer panel discussing Flint Hills Alfalfa Management, and a sponsored workshop, “Making Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Work for You!” featuring Dr. Monte Vandeveer, Kansas State University, Extension Ag Economist and Jason Timmerman with the Silveus Insurance Group. Other topics include: feed and forage quality testing and utilizing test results; fall burning for sericea control; and the Flint Hills Pasture Report.

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.

You can register online HERE  or you can also RSVP and pay at the door by contacting either: Franklin County Extension at (785) 229-3520 or dhibdon@ksu.edu, or Lyon County Extension at (620) 341-3220 or brees@ksu.edu.

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.

See the links below for more information:

Registration and/or Membership Renewal

Winter Forage Conference Flyer

Winter Forage Conference Agenda 2018

Become a Vendors or Industry Booster

Please direct any questions to Mark Nelson at info@ksfgc.org.

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council serves as an umbrella organization providing education and programs to strengthen the forage industry in Kansas. Member dues support educational meetings, such as this conference, along with other forage initiatives such as the FFA Forage Proficiency Award, the State Fair Market Alfalfa Show and support for the KSU Forage Judging Team.