Forage workshop set for April 26 at Ronnie Dowdle Farm in Waco

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Shane McLellan, 254-757-5180, s-mclellan@tamu.edu

WACO – A forage workshop is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon April 26 at the Ronnie Dowdle Farm, located off East Loop 340 in Waco.

The workshop will be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Capital Farm Credit is sponsoring the morning breakfast. A noon meal will follow the program. Two continuing education units in the general category will be given to Texas Department of Agriculture applicator license holders.

A forage workshop is scheduled April 26 at the Ronnie Dowdle Farm located off East Loop 340 in Waco. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

A forage workshop is scheduled April 26 at the Ronnie Dowdle Farm located off East Loop 340 in Waco. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

“Our livestock and forage producers are extremely interested in learning more about producing high-quality forage, and we’ve got a lineup of great speakers, topics and demonstrations,” said Dr. Shane McLellan, AgriLife Extension agent for McLennan County.

“Attendees will also have the opportunity to view live demonstrations of sprigging and hay equipment.”

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Topics and presenters will be:

– Improved warm-season grass management, Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.

– Sprigging hay equipment demonstration, Ronnie Dowdle, McLennan County beef and forage committee member.

– Managing weeds in grasses, Jack Leclair, Bayer plant and range specialist, Saint Jo, Texas.

– Economics of hay production, Olson.

At mid-morning, the program will move to the Timber Crest Baptist Church to resume programs and demonstrations.

Cost is $10 to attend the workshop and RSVP is requested by April 22 by calling 254-757-5180.

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