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Stored forage workshop

By Submitted, 04/18/19 10:33 AM

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Ranchers looking to sharpen their pasture and baleage management tactics can learn how on May 7 at the stored forage workshop being hosted by the Livestock and Forestry Research Station near Batesville.

“The stored forage workshop we held last year was so popular, we wanted to bring it back this year,” said Don Hubbell, resident manager of the Livestock and Forestry Research Station. “We’re adding our application technologist and will be talking about the economics of stored forage.

“We’re also pleased to be co-sponsoring with Greenway Equipment to show some of the latest technology available for storing forage,” he said.

In addition to the presentations, there will be a demonstration of equipment, including cutters, raking and wet and dry baling.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 3 to ensure an accurate count for lunch.

The station, part of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, is at 70 Experiment Station Drive, off Arkansas Highway 106, about eight miles northeast of Batesville.

The program opens at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The last presentation of the day begins at 1:30 p.m. The agenda:
• 9 a.m. – Jason Davis, extension application technologist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
• 10 a.m. – Noon – Hay equipment demo and discussion – Greenway Equipment, Inc., representatives.
• Noon – Lunch
• 12:45 p.m. – Baleage management – John Jennings, professor-forage, Division of Agriculture.
• 1:30 p.m.- What does it cost to produce stored forage? – Shane Gadberry, professor-ruminant nutrition, Division of Agriculture.

To learn more about the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, visit www.aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and on Instagram at ArkAgResearch.

About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact Jlbransc@uark.edu or 870-793-7432, soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.