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Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference

Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference

Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference

Last Revised: Dec 8th, 2023

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Event Description

2023 KY Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference

Hay Production, Marketing and Mechanization


When:    February 21, 2023 from 8:00 to 3:00CST

Where:   Cave City Convention Center

502 Mammoth Cave St., Cave City, KY 42127


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8:00     Registration, sponsors, and silent auction

8:45     Welcome and program highlights-Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky

9:00     National Producer and Consumer Survey: Increasing Alfalfa Hay Sales to Horse Owners-Krista Lea, MS, University of Kentucky  

9:30     Hay Production in the Deep South: Bermudagrass and Alfalfa-A Perfect Combination! – Dr. Jennifer Tucker, University of Georgia

10:15   Break, visit with sponsors, and silent auction

10:45   Options for Hay Mechanization: Producer Perspective-Dennis Wright, Alfalfa Producer in Logan County

11:15   Hay Mechanization: Industry Overview – Noah Pendry, CNH Industrial (New Holland)

12:00   Lunch, Alfalfa Awards, KCA Hay Quality awards, and silent auction winners

1:00     Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council update-Brandon Sears, KFGC President

1:15     Tornado Recovery: Rebuilding the UK Princeton Research Station-Dr. Chris Teutsch, UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence 

1:30     Why You Should Consider Attending the International Grassland Congress: May 14-19, 2023, Covington KY-Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky

1:45     One Big Idea that has Helped Improve My Haying Operation-Winners of the SE Kentucky Hay Contest

2:30     Update on Options for managing thinning alfalfa stands-Dr. Jimmy Henning, Univ. of KY

2:50     Take-Home Lessons from Today’s Meeting-Dr. Ray Smith, Univ. of KY

3:00     Survey, pick up silent auction items, and adjourn

Contact Information

1100 Nicholasville Rd. N-222 Ag Science Bldg North Lexington, KY 40546-0091