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Forage Conference at the Cattlemen's Convention - 2012

Southeast Hay ConventionThis was the announcement page for the 2012 Forage Conference at the GCA's annual cattlemen's convention. For copies of the handouts, visit the program archive page.

 

 

The FIRST Annual Forage Conference at the Georgia Cattlemen's Convention is planned for April 4-5, 2012 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds (directions) in Perry, GA. This event allows us to team up with the Georgia Cattlemen's Association to offer a new learning opportunity in combination with the GCA's annual cattlemen's convention. Here is a link to the AGENDA. More information is below.

Regular Registration:

$50 for Wednesday program & lunch
$30 for Thursday lunch & afternoon program
$25 for Thursday afternoon program only

Registration for the Forage Conference covers a notebook and other resourses available as handouts.

Pesticide credits
 

Program Details

The 2012 Forage Conference at the Georgia Cattlemen's Convention will be valuable to cattlemen who seek to learn more about bermudagrass stand maintenance, integrating clovers into one's forage system, and the latest information about current pest problems and pesticide technology. The complete agenda is listed below (or available here as a pdf handout).

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012:

9:00 a.m. Sign-in & Get Notebooks/Materials

9:30 Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Dennis Hancock, Moderator

Bermudagrass Stand Management

9:45 Identifying & Preventing Bermudagrass Stand Decline
Dr. Dennis Hancock, Forage Extension Specialist

10:15 Selecting the Right Forage for Georgia Cattle Producers
Dr. Bill Anderson, Forage & Biomass Breeder (USDA-ARS Tifton)

10:45 Break (Visit Display Area)

11:00 Bermudagrass or Bahiagrass: Which is Most Economical?
Dr. Curt Lacy, Extension Livestock Economist

11:30 Key Steps in Re-Establishing Pastures & Hayfields
Dr. Dennis Hancock, Forage Extension Specialist

12:00 Lunch Break (Visit Display Area)

Lunch Sponsored by: Ragan & Massey, Inc. Forage Seed Supply

Upgrading Southern Forage Systems

1:00 Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Dennis Hancock, Moderator

1:10 Keys to Forage Profitability
Dr. Garry Lacefield, Forage Ext. Specialist, Univ. of Kentucky
Dr. Don Ball, Forage Ext. Specialist, Auburn Univ.

2:30 Break (Visit Legume Plant & Seed ID Demo & Display Area)

3:00 10 Great Reasons for Growing Clover
Dr. Garry Lacefield, Forage Ext. Specialist, Univ. of Kentucky

3:30 Selecting & Establishing the Best Clovers for Your Farm
Dr. Dennis Hancock, Forage Ext. Specialist, Univ. of Georgia

4:10 Stocker Calf Development + Clover = Profit
Dr. Don Ball, Forage Ext. Specialist, Auburn Univ.

4:50 Wrap-Up and Dismiss for Supper (On Your Own)

Thursday, April 5th, 2012:

Pest Management: In-Depth

1:00 Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Dennis Hancock, Moderator

1:10 New Insect Management Options for Georgia Cattlemen
Dr. David Buntin, Extension Entomologist

1:50 New Weed Management Options for Georgia Cattlemen
Dr. Tim Murphy, Extension Weed Scientist

2:40 Break (Visit Display Area)

3:00 Sprayer & Nozzle Selection & Maintenance
Paul Sumner, Extension Ag Engineer

3:30 Calculating Rates & Calibrating your Sprayer
Ricky Josey, Franklin Co. Ext. Coord. and UGA Forage Extension Team Members

4:00 Minimizing Non-Target Damage
Jeremy Kichler, Macon Co. Ext. Coord., UGA Forage Extension Team Member

4:30 Dismiss for Supper (On Your Own)

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