Hay & Forage Field Day for Horse Owners – Sat May 19, 2012

Horse eating hayHay horse owners! Want to learn more about hay and pasture for your horse? Your Alabama Cooperative Extension System presents the Alabama Hay & Forage Field Day for Horse Owners!

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Registration begins at 8:00 am—Program begins at 9:00 am
Morgan County Agricultural Center
3120 Hwy 36 W Hartselle, AL 35640

The cost is $30/person (price includes lunch and snacks/drinks available throughout the day). Participation is limited to 50 people and will be on a “first come, first serve” basis. Pre-registration by May 11th is REQUIRED – so get moving and mail in your registration today!

To register: Print and fill out the registration form, then mail in completed form with fee.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Gary Heusner—Retired Equine Specialist from the University of Georgia

  • Horse hay quality
  • Common misconceptions about horse forages

Kent Stanford—Nutrient Management Specialist
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

  • Fertilization of hay fields and horse pastures
  • Manure management

David Rich—Dow AgroSciences

  • Weed control in hay fields and horse pastures
  • Calibration of small spray rigs
  • Techniques of soil and forage sampling
  • Fire ant control in horse pastures
  • Using sweep nets to scout for fall armyworms

Featured Event:  Tour of Red Oak Farms—producer of high quality horse hay and past winner of the prestigious Sunbelt Ag Expo hay contest

For more information, contact:

Gerry Thompson, Regional Extension Agent
for Animal Sciences and Forages
Office: 256-353-8702, ext 25
Cell: 256-508-2020
E-mail: thompgl@aces.edu