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2018 Hay and Baleage Short Course

Southeast Hay Convention Presented by KubotaThis year, the UGA Forage Team is debuting a new workshop for hay and baleage producers called the Hay and Baleage Short Course. This program will be offered at two locations. The first will be February 22 at the Carroll County Extension Office in Carrollton, GA (Feb. 22 Agenda). The second will be a two-day workshop with a few additional hands-on learning opportunities on March 8 and 9 held at the Burke County Extension Office in Waynesboro, GA (Mar. 8-9 Agenda). The second program is a joint effort of Burke and Jefferson Counties and will include more emphasis on equipment options and set-up. These workshops will focus on techniques for producing high yields of high quality hay and baleage, along with a more detailed look at specific topics. Click on the links above for a more complete agenda for each location.



Georgia Beef CommissionBecause of the financial support from the producer-funded, Georgia Beef Commission, we are able to offer a discount for this program. The cost for this event is $65 per person. Registration is now open! Contact the Extension Office of the host locations to RSVP:

Feb. 22 - Carroll Co. Extension Office @ 770-836-8546

Mar. 8-9 - Burke Co. Extension Office @ 706-554-2119


Program Details

The 2018 Hay and Baleage Production Short Course will be 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 to "dig deep" into the subject. The subject matter presented in these classes are advanced and provided in detail. We pride ourselves in the fact that this training is unique in the Southeast, as it is essentially the only program that Pesticide creditsprovides extensive details on hay production practices.


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

"Southern Forages" will be a major part of the 2018 Hay and Baleage Production Short Course 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.