The 2010 Kansas Hay and Grazing Conference is scheduled for Jan. 13 at the Kansas Farm Bureau building in Manhattan. Sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, the conference will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. The program will start at 9:30 a.m.

David Davis, superintendent of the University of Missouri's Forage Systems Research Center, will be the keynote speaker.

The day also will feature educational displays, commercial exhibits and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics. Those include: weed control in cool-season and native grass pastures, biomass research in Kansas, weed management in new and established alfalfa fields, insect control in alfalfa and an alfalfa variety update.

“This is a public conference for anyone interested in livestock grazing, hay production and utilization or the buying and selling of Kansas grass and hay products,” says Gary Kilgore, event coordinator.

The registration fee of $45 will include membership in the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, conference lunch and breaks, conference proceedings and a 2010 KFGC discount coupon book.

For more details and registration information, call 620-431-1530 or email kwalters@ksu.edu.