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The 4th Annual Southeast Hay Convention (formerly known as the Hay Production School)was held on March 29-30, 2011 at the main office of the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon,GA. The event followed on the resounding success of our previous programs. Here is a link to the AGENDA. More information is below.

Program Details

The 2011 Southeast Hay Convention is valuable to serious hay producers who seek to learn more about modern hay-making techniques. This program is dedicated to those who are serious about commercial hay production and those who would like a thorough, "A to Z coverage" of the subject. We pride ourselves in the fact that this training is unique in the Southeast, as it is essentially the only program of its kind.

Below is an outline of the major topics that were covered. Click the link for more information about the topic.

  1. HAY PRODUCTION ECONOMICS AND OUTLOOK
  2. FORAGE QUALITY I: NUTRITIONAL QUALITY
  3. FORAGE QUALITY II: QUALITY OF HORSE HAY
  4. MAXIMIZING THE RFQ OF YOUR HAY CROP
  5. SELECTING THE RIGHT SPECIES AND VARIETY FOR YOUR HAY ENTERPRISE
  6. KEY STEPS IN FORAGE ESTABLISHMENT
  7. FERTILIZATION FUNDAMENTALS FOR HAY PRODUCERS
  8. WEED MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR HAY PRODUCERS
  9. INSECT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR HAY PRODUCERS
  10. HOW TO CURE AND HANDLE HIGH QUALITY HAY
  11. HAY STORAGE SYSTEMS
  12. HAY PRESERVATIVES AND BALED SILAGE
  13. HAY MARKETING TIPS
  14. ALFALFA AND PERENNIAL PEANUT PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTH
  15. A PROPOSED STRUCTURE FOR USING RFQ AS A MARKETING TOOL
  16. EVALUATING NEW HAY ENTERPRISES
  17. AGROCLIMATE.ORG: NEW TOOLS FOR HAY AND FORAGE GROWERS
  18. IRRIGATING AND MONITORING SOIL MOISTURE
  19. FORAGE BERMUDAGRASS VARIETIES FOR SOUTHEASTERN HAY PRODUCERS
  20. FINE-TUNING FERTILIZATION IN YOUR HAYFIELDS

 

Sponsors

Sponsor logos - America's Alfalfa, Agrotain, Inland Tarp & Liner, Dow AgroSciences, Du Pont

Additional financial support provided by: Athens Seed Co. and Pennington Seed, Inc.

Links

Link to the USDA-AMS's report on Current Production Costs and Hay Prices in the Southeast.

"Southern Forages" was an integral part of the 2010 Hay Production School because it is an excellent resource for hay and pasture producers in the South. To get your own copy of "Southern Forages", you can order straight from the publisher (International Plant Nutrition Institute) by clicking here.

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