Fri, Jan 24 | Weyers Cave Community Center

Virginia Winter Forage Conference - Weyers Cave

Thinking Strategically: The Role of Hay in Today's Grazing System
See below for event details, agenda, and registration information
Virginia Winter Forage Conference - Weyers Cave

Time & Location

Jan 24, 2020, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Rd, Weyers Cave, VA 24486, USA

About The Event

The 2020 Virginia Winter Forage Conferences will be held January 21-24, 2020 at various locations across Virginia.  The theme for 2020 is "Thinking Strategically: The Role of Hay in Today's Grazing System"

REGISTRATION

Registration can be completed online at https://vaforages.org/2020-winter-forage-conferences/ or by sending a check (payable to VFGC) and the completed registration form (see here) to 2020 Winter Forage Conference, Attn: Margaret Kenny, 3599 Indian Oak Road, Crewe, VA 23930.

AGENDA

8:00 AM  Registration

8:30 - 8:35 AM  Welcome, VFGC President

8:35 - 9:25 AM  The Yon Family Farm Story and How We Use Harvested Forages to Enhance Our Grazing System, Kevin Yon, Yon Family Farms

9:25 - 10:15 AM  Dry Hay in a Day? Factors Influencing Hay Drying and How to Use Them to Your Advantage, Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus

10:15 - 10:45 AM  Break and visit with sponsors

10:45 - 11:15 AM  Business Meeting and Forage Producer of the Year

11:15 - 12:00 PM  Graze 300 Virginia: The Value of Good Hay in a Grazing System, Bobby Clark, VA Cooperative Extension

12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch and visit with sponsors

1:00 - 1:30 PM  Making Quality Baleage, Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus

1:30 - 1:50 PM  What's New for Beef Producers: The Latest in Equipment, Hay Preservatives, Alfalfa, and Forage Technologies, Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus

1:50 - 2:40 PM  Paths and Opportunities for Forage-Based Farms: Financing, Growing the Business, and Transition to the Next Generation, Kevin Yon, Yon Family Farms

2:40 PM  Adjourn and collect surveys

QUESTIONS?

Contact J.B. Daniel (j.b.daniel@va.usda.gov; 434-392-4171 x115) or Matt Booher (mrbooher@vt.edu; 540-325-7503)

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