“Producing Cash Hay For Virginia's Equine Industry” is the theme of three one-day workshops to be held Feb. 7, 8 and 9 and sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council.

Nationally recognized speakers will talk about the equine hay market as well as hay production and marketing fundamentals that help reduce risks when transitioning to an alternative crop and marketing system.

The workshops will be held Feb. 7 at the Armory in Chatham; Feb. 8 at the Southern Piedmont Research Station in Blackstone; and Feb. 9 at Tidewater Research Station in Suffolk.

Speakers will address establishing forages, fertility and pest management, cutting and curing management, machinery management and costs, marketing, and hay transportation on public roads.

Early registration cost is $5 for Virginia forage council members and $30 for non-members. After Jan. 27, costs go to $15 for members and $40 for non-members.

For more information, contact Chris Teutsch at cteutsch@vt.edu or call 434-0292-5331, ext. 234.