Utah State University Extension, in partnership with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, presents the Hay and Forage Symposium, January 26-27, 2017, at the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah.
Hay and forage production are an integral part of Utah agriculture, supporting the state’s livestock industry and providing an export crop to other states and abroad. The 2-day Hay and Forage Symposium features sessions on nutrient management, crop rotation, alfalfa quality, pest management and more.
In addition to the symposium’s sessions there will be a trade show exhibition giving attendees the opportunity to see new and improved products and technology. The trade show will also feature several educational and safety displays.
There will be a hands-on alfalfa diagnostic pre-conference session Thursday morning, January 26, 2017, with an additional cost of $30. Regular symposium registration is $100; late registration begins January 10, 2017, and will be $125.
*Those who wish to register for both the symposium and the Utah Farm Bureau Fusion Conference at a special combined rate should contact Hannah Haslam at 801-233-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Program Schedule
Thursday, January 26
Hands-on alfalfa diagnostic workshop
8-8:30 am - Workshop check-in and registration
8:30-8:45 am - Welcome and introduction (Earl Creech, USU Extension)
8:45-11 am - Participants will rotate through each of the following 30 min. sessions.
Cover crops – Earl Creech, USU; Emily Glunk, MSU; Mike Larsen, NRCS
Insects – Ricardo Ramirez, USU
Herbicide spray drift – Corey Ransom, USU
Irrigation management tools and techniques – Grant Cardon, USU
2017 Utah Hay and Forage Symposium
11 am-6 pm - Trade show open and on-site check-in and registration
Session 1 - Marketing
12:30-12:35 pm - Welcome, program updates, door prizes
12:35-1 pm - Market outlook for dairy and feeder hay - Dillon Feuz, USU
1-1:35 pm - Measures of farm profitability – Ryan Larsen, USU
1:35-2 pm - Hay for Horses – Emily Glunk, MSU
2-2:30 pm - State of the dairy industry – Maria Nye, Mountain View Dairy, Delta, UT
2:30-3:30 pm - Refreshments, Trade Show, Door Prizes, Hay Judging Contest
Session 2 – Pest management
3:30-4 pm - Rodents and their management – Roger Baldwin, UCCE
4-4:30 pm - Roundup ready alfalfa: avoiding injury while maximizing weed control – Steve Orloff, UCCE
4:30-5 pm - Aphid management strategies - Eric Natwick, Univ. of California Cooperative Extension
5-5:15 pm - Day 1 Wrap-up: Door prizes, CEU’s, evaluations
Friday, January 27
7:30 am-1 pm - Trade show open and on-site registration
7:50-8 am - Welcome, program updates, door prizes
Session 3 – Crop Management
8-8:20 am - Risk management programs for forages – John Mangus, Custom Ag Solutions
8:20-8:50 am - How to irrigate alfalfa: getting the most crop per drop – Steve Orloff, UCCE
8:50-9:20 am - Plant nutrition for alfalfa – Glenn Shewmaker, Univ. of Idaho
9:20-9:40 am - Trends in dairy nutrition – Matt Leak, Cargill
9:40-10 am - Corn seeding rates for silage: how high should I go? – Earl Creech, USU
10 - 11 am - Refreshments, trade show and door prizes
Session 4 –
11-11:30 am - GMO detection and acceptance in export markets – Dan Putnam, UCCE
11:30-12:15 am - The GMO debate strategy – Vance Crowe, Monsanto
12:15-12:30 am - Day 2 Wrap-up: Hay judging results, final door prizes, CEU’s, evaluations