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Tue, Mar 10


MARE Center

Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

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Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop
Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2020, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

MARE Center, 5527 Sullivans Mill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117, USA

About The Event

This Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop will give you the tools and information needed to remove toxic tall fescue and replace it with novel tall fescue varieties.  The workshop will be held March 10, 2020 at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Education Center.


Registration is $65 if registered before March 2nd or $80 after March 2nd.  Registration can be completed by visiting  


8:30 AM Registration 

9:00 AM Welcome, Tait Golightly, Virginia Tech 

9:05 AM Tall Fescue Toxicosis: Symptoms and Causes, Dr. John Fike, Virginia Tech 

9:30 AM Tall Fescue for Horses and Small Ruminants, Carrie Swanson, Virginia Cooperative Extension 

9:45 AM Break and Microscope Demonstration 

10:00 AM Toxicosis Management, Dr. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri 

11:00 AM Video: Producer Economics, Darrel Franson, Producer 

11:30 AM Establishment and First Year Management, Dr. John Andrae, Clemson 

12:15 PM Lunch and Microscope Demonstration 

1:00 PM Company Highlights 

1:30 PM Financial Assistance Related to Tall Fescue Conversion, JB Daniel, USDA NRCS 

1:40 PM Seed Quality and Testing, Dr. Nick Hill, Agrinostics 

2:00 PM Drill Calibration, Tim Mize and Jim Hilleary, Virginia Cooperative Extension 

2:30 PM Animal Economics, Dr. Gabriel Pent, Virginia Tech 

3:00 PM Producer Panel: On-Farm Success with Novel Tall Fescue 

3:45 PM Plot Tours, Dr. Gabriel Pent and Tait Golightly, Virginia Tech 

4:30 PM Survey and Adjourn 


Contact Rita Rollison at rbrady@vt. edu or 540-687-3521 ext 10

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