The Fifth-Annual Southeast Hay Convention will take place March 6-7 at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center.

“This is a must for anyone who is serious about making good-quality hay,” says Dennis Hancock, Extension forage specialist. The convention, he says, is “rather unique” in the Southeast. “It is essentially the only opportunity for those who are serious about commercial hay production to get an A to Z coverage of the subject.”

Topics to be covered include hay economics and marketing, weed and insect management, fertilization, key steps in forage establishment, storage systems, forage sampling methods and tools and more.

Last year, more than 100 participants came from seven states and as far away as Puerto Rico to participate. “Demand for this year’s event is sure to be high again,” says Hancock.

The early bird registration fee, due by Feb. 17, is $170 ($100 for each extra person from the same farm). After Feb. 17, the fee jumps to $195. It covers cost of a 400+-page convention notebook, a weed-identification book and many other reference materials. Lunch on both days is also included.

More information is available at the UGA forage management Web site.