2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

Cattle Cooling off After Grazing Toxic Tall Fescue
Cattle That Did Not Consume Toxic Tall Fescue
Cattle Affected by Toxic Tall Fescue
Image of the Endophyte in Tall Fescue

Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

The University of Georgia is partnering with The Alliance for Grassland Renewal to host a Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop on Monday, March 16th in Calhoun, GA.

Toxic tall fescue can cause detrimental affects to livestock including fescue foot, reduced weight gains, and lower reproductive performance. This workshop is intended to provide you with the tools and information you need to renovate toxic tall fescue pastures and establish novel tall fescue varieties.



Iron Horse Plant Sciences Farm

7861 Athens Hwy. 

Watkinsville, GA


Monday, March 16, 2020

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 



Make checks payable to: Alliance for Grassland Renewal

Please Include: Name, Address, Phone Number & Email Address with Check. 

Mail Check to:

Attn: Tayler Denman

3111 Miller Plant Sciences Bldg.

Athens, GA 30602


Early Registration: (BEFORE MARCH 8th)

$65 per person

Late Registration: (AFTER MARCH 8th)

$80 per person


8:15AM          Door Registration Opens

8:45AM          Welcome and Introductions

                        Lisa Baxter & Jennifer Tucker, University of Georgia

9:00AM          Tall Fescue Toxicosis: Symptoms and Causes

                        Craig Roberts, University of Missouri

9:20AM          Toxicosis Management

                        Jennifer Tucker, University of Georgia

10:20AM        BREAK & Microscope Demonstration

10:35AM        Video: Producer Economics

                        Darrel Franson

10:55AM        Establishment of First Year Management

                        John Andrae, Clemson University

11:40AM        Seed Quality and Testing

                        Nick Hill, Agrinostics

12:05PM        Lunch and Microscope Demonstration

12:50PM        Company Highlights

1:20PM          Drill Calibration

                        Lisa Baxter, University of Georgia

1:50PM          Plot Tours

                        Lisa Baxter & Jennifer Tucker,  University of Georgia

2:50PM          Economics

                        Matt Poore, North Carolina State

3:20PM          Cost Share and Incentive Programs


3:40PM          Producer Panel

4:15PM          Adjourn