2019 Baleage and Silage Short Course - Moultrie, GA

Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA
Photo Credit: Taylor Hendricks, Doctoral Candidate, UGA

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Baleage and Silage Short Course - Moultrie, GA
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COST:

$80 per person

(Includes Program Materials and Meals)

 

REGISTRATION:

To Regiser online, CLICK HERE

To Register by check, CLICK HERE

LOCATION:

Sunbelt Ag Expo Grounds

Moultrie, GA

 

For Sponsorship Opportunities

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                                                    AGENDA

                                                Tuesday, February 26, 2019

                                        Sunbelt Expo Grounds – Moultrie, GA

 

8:00          Registration - Get Notebooks and Materials

8:30          Welcome, Introductions, and Getting to Know One Another

                  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Agronomist

8:45          What is Silage? How Fermentation Works

                  Dr. Lisa Baxter, UGA Post-Doctoral Associate and Forage Agronomist

9:10          Cutting and Wilting for Baleage

                  Dr. Jennifer Tucker, UGA Asst. Professor, Animal and Dairy Scientist

9:30          Inoculants and Silage Wrap Application

                  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Agronomist

10:00        Break (Visit Sponsor’s Booths)

                                Sponsored by: Lasseter Equipment Group

10:30        Feeding Baleage

                  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Agronomist

11:00        Keys to Making Baled Silage*

                  Taylor Hendricks, UGA PhD Candidate

11:30        Economics of Baled Silage

                  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Agronomist

12:00        Lunch (Visit Sponsor’s Booths)

                                Sponsored by: Southern Tractor & Outdoors

MANAGING FORAGE QUALITY

1:00          Understanding Forage Quality*

                  Dr. Jennifer Tucker, UGA Asst. Professor, Animal and Dairy Scientist

1:40          Improving Forage Quality*

                  Dr. Lisa Baxter, UGA Post-Doctoral Associate and Forage Agronomist

2:10          Silage Fermentation Characteristics*

                  Dr. Lisa Baxter, UGA Post-Doctoral Associate and Forage Agronomist

2:30          Break (Visit Sponsor’s Booths)

                                Sponsored by: Agri-King, and RW Griffin

PEST MANAGEMENT

2:45          Problem Insects and What to do About Them

                  Dr. Will Hudson, UGA Extension Entomologist

3:15          Problem Weeds and What to do About Them

                  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Agronomist

OUT IN THE FIELD

3:40          Field Exercises/Demonstrations

                  Bale Weighing, Forage Sampling, Root Tubes & Plant Demonstrations, No Till Drill Calibration, Sprayer Calibration, Baleage “Smell Test”

4:00          Equipment Discussions

                  Lasseter Equipment Group

 ~5:00       Dismiss (Have a Safe Trip Home)