'Forages 2001' Workshop May 22-23

By for CAES News
Georgia farmers raise livestock in every county in the state, and providing forages for all those animals isn't easy. University of Georgia scientists and other experts will provide a wealth of information on the topic in "Forages 2001," a two-day workshop in Tifton, Ga., May 22-23.

The workshop will begin with an 8 a.m. country breakfast. The opening morning's sessions will cover perennial and annual grasses and legumes and where they fit in a forage plan.

Other sessions will cover poisonous plants, weed identification and forage testing and quality. Participants will learn how to interpret a quality analysis from any lab and make recommendations.

County Agent Competition

The afternoon will end with a field tour from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. After supper and entertainment, the evening will end with a roundtable competition of county agent presentations on successful forage programs.

Wednesday morning will open with a country breakfast at 7 a.m. Sessions on pasture ecology, starting at 8 a.m., will cover management impacts on water quality and regulations on solid waste application.

The workshop will end with sessions on forages for wildlife nutrition, plantings and practices.

CCA, Pesticide Credits

Participants will be eligible for 9.5 Certified Crop Advisor credits. Pesticide License Recertification credits have been applied for in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

A $10 registration fee covers the workshop costs. An optional golf tournament fee is $30. The deadline to register is May 14. For more information or a registration form, call the Tifton conference office at (229) 386-3416.

Rooms have been blocked at the Holiday Inn for $45 plus 12-percent tax. (To get this rate, mention "Forages 2001.")

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.