Ways to keep winter hay feeding to a minimum. That’s one of several topics to be covered at the Nov. 8 Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council annual meeting at the Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville.

Forage quality and its impact on animal intake and performance are among other topics to be discussed, says Gary Bates, forage specialist with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

“This meeting is a great opportunity for any farmer who’s looking to produce forage and grasses as profitably as possible,” he says.

An accompanying trade show and silent auction, provided by major seed, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, are also scheduled.

The $25 registration fee will cover the cost of membership in the Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council and lunch. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.To register, contact your county’s UT Extension office. Contact Bates at 865-974-7208.