The Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council will conduct its third-annual bus tour, “On the Road to Better Forages,” on Friday, April 23, featuring forages and conservation practices in the southwestern part of the state. The tour will begin and end at the University of Arkansas’ Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope.
“The bus tour has been very successful and well received by producers, so we are moving it around the state to highlight successful forage operations,” says Matt Flynt, forage council president.
It will include stops at:
Effective forage management on blackland soil as well as conservation benefits of native grasses will be featured on other stops.
“Top ag economists are saying that forages are becoming more and more valuable for putting weight on calves before sale due to high grain prices,” says John Jennings, Extension animal scientist at the university. “This tour will focus on effective forage use in grazing systems and should have something of interest for anyone interested in forages.”
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and buses will depart at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided during the tour. The cost, $35 and $15 for spouses and students, includes membership in the Arkansas council, affiliate membership in the American Forage and Grassland Council and lunch. For more details, call Jennings at 501-671-2350.