Annual Winter Forage Conference in Great Bend

Kansas Forage and Grassland Council
Kansas Forage and Grassland Council

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University are teaming up to host their Annual Winter Forage Conference: Drought Survival, Recovery, and Success, on Thursday, December 15th, in Great Bend, Kansas.  The meeting will be held at the Burnside Room, 1214 Stone Street, and will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a meal included.

This year’s conference features a great mix of university and industry presentations, with sessions covering range weed control, cattle markets, drones, soil fertility, alfalfa management, and tips for building a resilient business.  Featured industry partners include Forage Genetics and Star Seed.

Tentative Agenda
Weed Control – Keith Harmony
Cattle Market Update – Glynn Tonsor
Drones, Not Tomorrow’s Fantasy – Trent Page
Soil Fertility – Lucas Haag
Alfalfa Management Decisions – Jerry Gano
“Plan B” Ranch: Building a Resilient Business – Kevin Wiltse

“Our presenters are some of the leading experts in Kansas, with a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Dale Helwig Black, KSFGC President.  “And we have a great mix of Industry Partners presenting at the conference.  Companies with a long history and great forage expertise, like Forage Genetics and Star Seed,” said Mark Nelson, KSFGC Executive Secretary.

The event is free for current KSFGC members and $45 for non-members (which includes your KSFGC membership and lunch).  To renew your membership or join KSFGC prior to the meeting, go to https://www.afgc.org/restricted-content/?amo_redirect_to=https://www.af…, or you can join at the door.

For more information, to RSVP for the meal count, or inquire about a vendor table, contact the Cottonwood Extension District Barton County Extension Office at 620-793-1910.

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council was organized in 1988 and serves to provide education and programs to strengthen the forage industry in Kansas.