The Kansas Hay and Grazing Conference will be held Jan. 16 at the Kansas Farm Bureau Building at 2627 KFB Plaza in Manhattan. Topics will include hay production and utilization, buying and selling of Kansas grass and hay products, and livestock grazing. Keynote speaker R.L. Dalrymple, longtime forage management agronomist with the Noble Foundation, will discuss crabgrass as a forage and grazing management tool.

Conference attendees can attend three breakout sessions on financial and transitional planning, using distillers byproducts on grass, marketing organic hay, forage trends in feedlot rations, liability in the hay business, hay hauling and trucking regulations, and other topics.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Pre-register for $40 until Jan. 11, or register for $60 at the door. The registration fee includes a 2008 Kansas Forage and Grassland Council membership, conference lunch and breaks, conference proceedings and a 2008 KFGC discount coupon book. Contact Gary Kilgore at 620-431-1530 or kwalters@oznet.ksu.edu.