Like many events, the Kentucky Alfalfa Conference has moved to an online only format for 2021. Although online, the program will be high quality as always and will provide ample time for discussion and questions. Presentations will be spread over the evenings of March 2,3 and 4. Topics and speakers include:

  • Measuring forage quality: Sampling and Interpretation, Chris Teutsch, PhD, extension forage specialist, University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence
  • Using forage quality to market hay, Tom Keene, hay specialist, UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
  • What does past research tell us about drying rate in alfalfa? Jordyn Bush, graduate research assistant, UK Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences Program
  • Adjusting hay equipment to minimize field losses, representative from New Holland
  • New data on maturity differences in Orchardgrass and Alfalfa – Implications on forage quality, Ray Smith, PhD, professor and extension forage specialist, UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
  • When weather doesn’t cooperate: Which fields do I cut first? Farmer Panel: Dennis Wright-Logan County, Brad Hines-Hart County and Clayton Geralds-Hart County
  • Option for managing thinning alfalfa stands, Jimmy Henning, PhD, extension professor, UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

There is no cost for attending, and proceedings will be available online soon after the event. Register here


Source: KY Forage News, Jan. 31