Hay workshop on production and buying

Mar 9, 2012
by WLJ

After a year of drought, East Texas hay stocks remain low, making production efficiency ever more important, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.

On April 27, AgriLife Extension will offer a full day of training on hay production and purchasing that producers are not going to find anywhere else, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher, AgriLife Extension forage specialist.

Held at the Texas Agri-Life Research and Extension Center at Overton, registration for the training is $60, and includes lunch, break refreshments and program materials.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with check-in and the picking up of program materials. The workshop will adjourn at 5 p.m.

Two continuing education units will be offered to Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide license holders, one in the general category and one in integrated pest management.

Registration is limited to 50 people and available online only. Go to https://agri liferegister.tamu.edu and enter “hay” as the keyword.

Having better quality hay means producers could drastically cut or even eliminate supplemental feed costs, she noted.

For more information, contact Michele Sensing 903/834-6191 or amsens ing@ag.tamu.edu. — WLJ