2016 Annual Forage Field Day at Southern Piedmont AREC

VFGCThe Southern Piedmont AREC 2016 Annual Forage Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016.  The topics for field day are listed below.

Registration for Pre-Dinner Tour will begin at 2:00 PM.  Pre-Dinner Summer Annual and Forage Sorghum Variety Tour begins at 2:30 PM with the topics below and will finish with dinner and guest speaker at 5:00PM.

  • Update on hay export project, Kyle Quick
  • Impact of shade on cool-season forage mixtures, Kelly Mercier
  • Selecting summer annual varieties, Deidre Harmon
  • Forage sorghums for silage systems, Chris Teutsch

Registration for Post-Dinner Tour will begin at 5:00 PM and the Silvopasture Tour will begin at 6:00 PM.  The topics for the post-dinner tour are listed below.

  • NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant overview, Blaine Delaney
  • Silvopasture project overview, Chris Teutsch
  • Opportunities and challenges with silvopasture, J.B. Daniel
  • Considerations for silvopasture establishment, John Fike
  • Forage species for silvopastures, Barenbrug USA
  • Forage establishment: seedbed preparation, seeding, and post seeding management, Chris Teutsch

Please RSVP by emailing Margaret Kenny at makenny@vt.edu or call 434-292-5331.

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