Ag Seminar Offered on Forage and Hay Production

Example of Sanfoin Hay.
Example of Sanfoin Hay.

Farmers and ranchers, or anyone who has an interest in grazing areas for livestock, may wish to take part in a seminar coming up April 7th at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo.

Scott Hininger is the Sheridan County Extension Educator for the University of Wyoming, and he tells us about the speakers for the event, titled "Alternative Forages for Extending the Grazing Season and Hay Production."

Hininger says the seminar will be informal, targeting this region. Among the topics will be new cool- and warm-season grass varieties; perennial sunflowers; alternate row grass / legume ideas and row spacing requirements for both irrigated and dry land; and the grass hay nitrogen fertilizer rate study of NE Wyoming. Also, adds Hininger.

According to an in-depth report by Dennis Cash, Howard Bowman and Raymond L. Ditterline of the MSA-Bozeman Plant & Soil Science Department, sanfoin is a deep-rooted perennial legume that has been widely adapted in the Rocky Mountain region. And Hininger says that in Wyoming.

Hininger says he gets numerous calls from ag producers about what they should plant for new grass and forage varieties, so this seminar should prove helpful.

There is no charge to attend, and reservations are not required. Hininger encourages attendees to come with questions, as there will be time for a Q & A after the presentations.

It all gets under way at 6 pm Thursday, April 7th at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo.

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