Hay Day Forage Production program set April 30 in Graham

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Justin Rogers, 940-549-0737, Justin.Rogers@ag.tamu.edu

GRAHAM – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Young County will host a Hay Day Forage Production program April 30 in the Young County Arena, 120 Barclay Blvd., Graham.

The program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $15, and lunch will be sponsored by the Young County Farm Bureau. Those planning to attend should RSVP by April 26 to Justin Rogers at Justin.Rogers@ag.tamu.edu or 940-549-0737.

“It is time to make sure your forage pastures are in the best condition they can be,” said Rogers, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Young County. “We are bringing in experts to update us on weed control, nutrient management and the newly introduced Chisholm tall fescue, which is a cool-season perennial alternative to winter wheat.”

There will be three general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units offered.

The program will include the following topics and speakers:

— Weeds and Weed Control Options for Hay Meadows, James Jackson, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Stephenville.

— Nutrient Management in Forage Production, Dr. James Rogers, The Samuel Roberts  

Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

— Chisholm Tall Fescue as a Summer Dormant /Cool-Season Perennial, Twain Butler, Noble Foundation.

For more information, contact Rogers.

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