Illinois Forage Institute planned for March 5


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Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 3:22 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island Co SWCD


The Illinois Forage and Grasslands Council have set up a Forage Institute event for Tuesday, March 5th at Black Hawk College – East Campus near Kewanee. Area livestock producers are encouraged to early register for the all day event by February 22nd.

Information on forage species selection, pasture weed control and fertility will be presented. Other topics covered include grazing cover crops, pasture renovation, and feeding livestock drought damaged hay and forage. Information on forages for all livestock including cattle, sheep, and other grazing animals will be available.

NRCS staff will be present to discuss cost-share programs available to livestock producers interested in setting up a grazing plan for their operation.

The event starts in the Conference Center at 9 AM and will adjourn at 4 PM. The early registration fee $15 for IFGC members and $20 for non-IFGC members. After February 22nd, the fee is $20 for IFGC members and $25 to non-members.

To register for the event, call the U of I Extension office in Milan at 309-756-9978.

















 




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