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Hay Production School - 2009

Following on the resounding success of our first annual Hay Production School, we planned an even bigger event for April 21, 2009 in Griffin, GA. The event was held on the UGA-Griffin Campus in the Stuckey Auditorium (click here for directions and a map).

The 2009 Hay Production School was a full day of learning and interacting with fellow farmers. In fact, this training was rather unique in the Southeast, as it was essentially the only opportunity for those who are serious about commercial hay production to get an A to Z coverage of the subject.


Presentation Topics
1. Hay Production Economics and Outlook
2. Recommendations in selecting and establishing a hay crop
3. Fertilization Strategies for Hay Producers
4. How to produce high quality hay I: Forage species, harvest timing, and forage quality


5. Alfalfa Production in Georgia
6. Weed management options for hay producers
7. Insect management options for hay producers
8. How to produce high quality hay II: How to cure and handle hay
9. Baled Silage and Hay Preservatives
10. Hay Storage Systems
11. Hay Marketing Tips
12. Meeting the Requirements of the Horse Hay Market
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Visit us at in the coming days when we announce more details on Hay Production School -2010!


Agenda for this year's Hay Production School.

"Southern Forages" is offered for sale as part of this program because it is an excellent resource for hay and pasture producers in the South. You can either order this book as part of the registration process for the Hay Production School, or you can order this book directly 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.