Experts will offer the latest forage and grazing management research at the 2011 Alabama Forage Conference, to be held Dec. 1 at Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, AL.

“It’s a great one-day conference at an excellent cost,” says Kent Stanford, a Alabama Cooperative Extension specialist.

Participants can choose from three concurrent afternoon sessions on clovers, weed control and targeting nutrient management. Session topics will touch on finishing beef on grass, controlling weed pasture and hay field weeds, and using by-products and specialty fertilizers. An update on endophyte-infected tall fescue will also be offered, as will exhibits related to forage and beef cattle production.

Registration by Nov. 18 is $25/person and includes lunch. The fee is $30/person after that date. Make checks out to the Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition. To register, send your name, address, and fee to Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition, c/o Kay Holloway, 201 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.

For more information about the conference, contact Eddie Jolley at 334-887-4564 or eddie.jolley@al.usda.gov or Stanford at 256-557-1206 or stanfmk@auburn.edu.