The American Forage and Grassland Council is pleased to host the Warm Season Grass Professional Workshop August 18, 2015 in Lexington, KY. This workshop is modeled after the successful Cool Season Grass Workshop that has been help around the U.S. for the last 7 years. The goal is to provide advanced training to seed industry personnel, consultants, county agents and others on production issues and new developments within warm season grasses grown in the United States. This first workshop will primarily focus on warm season annual grasses and include topics on genetics, seed quality, establishment, management, beef and dairy production, testing for anti-quality components, and variety selection. The overall goal of the workshop will be to bring participants to the next level of training on these and other relevant topics. Attendance at the workshop will qualify for Certified Crop Advisor CEU's and Certified Forage and Grassland Professional (CFGP) continuing education credits. Registration for the workshop is now available on the AFGC website (www.afgc.org) by clicking here. Cost for the workshop is $175.00.
Agenda for AFGC Warm Season Grass Professional Workshop
August 18, 2015
7:30am to 5:30pm
Pre-conference Evening Session August 17 Development of a rating system on the yield potential, digestibility, regrowth potential, grazing tolerance, leafspot resistance, etc. for varieties of sorghum x sudangrass, sudangrass, pearl millet, and forage sorghum. Workshop speakers and others interested are invited to attend.
Speakers include: Dr. Dennis W Hancock, Forage Extension Specialist, Univ. of Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr. Chris Teutsch, Forage Research and Extension, Virginia Tech, email@example.com; Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Beef Extension Specialist, Univ. of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org; Chad Hale, Research Leader, Byron Seeds, email@example.com; Gene Olson, Forage Variety Testing Coordinator, Univ. of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr. Ray Smith, Forage Extension Specialist, Univ. of Kentucky, email@example.com; Tom Keene, Research Agronomist, Univ. of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org.