The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will hold its Winter Conference and Annual Meeting on Dec. 15, at Kansas Farm Bureau Headquarters, 2627 KFB Plaza, Manhattan. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the conference kicks off at 9:30 a.m.; followed by several breakout sessions covering an assortment of alfalfa, forage production and grazing management issues presented by university and industry experts.
Dr. Doohong Min, KSU Forage Research Specialist, is the keynote speaker, providing an update of his work involving low-lignin alfalfa, alfalfa cutting management, planting alfalfa with cover crops, and teff as an alternative summer annual forage in Kansas. Breakout topics include: Hay Market Update; Old World Bluestem Management; Alfalfa Insect Control; Utilizing Cover Crops as Forage; Alfalfa Breeding: GMO vs. Non-GMO; Hay Contracts, Sales and Liability; Forage Testing 101; and Forage Research: Past, Present and Future Directions. The full agenda is available on the KSFGC website, www.ksfgc.org.
Individual Conference Registration is $65 in advance ($85 at the door) and includes lunch, a conference proceedings and 2016 KSFGC membership. Additional registration information for businesses, vendors, and forage industry supporters can be found on the KSFGC website. To register go to www.ksfgc.org and complete and send the registration form, along with the appropriate fee payable to KSFGC, 1228 Westloop Place, PMB #144, Manhattan, KS 66502-2840; or simply register online @ www.ksfgc.org.