Tour three diverse farms utilizing forage crops in multiple ways and learn about research on warm-season grasses grown for bioenergy at Indiana Forage Day.

The event, scheduled for June 21 near Roann, is co-sponsored by Purdue University Extension, the Indiana Forage Council and Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District.

"Indiana Forage Day this year is going to look at the multiple features and opportunities of forage crops," says Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist. "One of the interesting things about the event this year is just realizing that forages are great in terms of soil conservation. We can grow them on marginal soils, where corn and soybean production are less able to be profitable.” Forages, he adds, are versatile – used by grazing animals, fed as the crop, and, “futuristically, looking at them as an energy source in our day-to-day living.”

The event costs $10/person, including bus transportation and lunch, but registration ends today, June 18. Contact Lisa Green at 765-494-4783 or Check payments can be made at the event. For details, click here.

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