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The 4th Annual Southeast Hay Convention (formerly known as the Hay Production School) was held on March 6-7, 2012 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, 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 2012 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 (PDF)
  2. CLIMATE OUTLOOK AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HAY MARKET (PDF)
  3. FERTILIZATION OUTLOOK FOR HAY PRODUCERS (PDF | PPT)
  4. PROBLEM WEEDS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM (PDF | PPT)
  5. PROBLEM INSECTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM (PDF | PPT)
  6. FORAGE BERMUDAGRASS VARIETIES FOR SOUTHEASTERN HAY PRODUCERS (PDF)
  7. ALFALFA AND PERENNIAL PEANUT PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTH (PDF)
  8. WINTER ANNUAL GRASS VARIETIES (PDF)
  9. KEY STEPS IN FORAGE ESTABLISHMENT (PDF | PPT)
  10. BALED SILAGE (PDF)
  11. HOW TO CURE AND HANDLE HIGH QUALITY HAY (PDF | PPT)
  12. PREVENTING HAY MOLDING AND HEATING (PDF)
  13. HAY STORAGE SYSTEMS (PDF | PPT)
  14. EVALUATING NEW HAY ENTERPRISES (PDF | PPT)
  15. MARKETING TIPS (PDF | PPT)
  16. DEFINING FORAGE NUTRITIONAL VALUE (PDF)
  17. MEETING QUALITY DEMANDS OF THE HORSE MARKET & ENSURING REPEAT BUSINESS (PDF | PPT)
  18. FINE TUNING FERTILIZATION IN YOUR HAYFIELDS (PDF | PPT)
  19. IRRIGATING AND MONITORING SOIL MOISTURE (PDF | PPT)

 

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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. Their website also has a more in depth description of the book and its content.

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