2011 Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference & Biofuels Workshop

2011 Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference & Biofuels Workshop

Las Vegas, Nevada, 11-13 December, 2011

Please Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION by clicking on: http://ucanr.org/sites/Alfalfa_Forages/

The Details of the program, housing and registration are seen at this website.

Description: This is an interesting year for forages to say the least. Prices are at record high levels in many states, but dairies have found it difficult going as a result, and costs have gone up considerably for hay producers and dairy producers alike. There are many challenges in the farming community, and there is strong interest in alfalfa, corn silage, and alternative forage crops. Growers and industry members are very interested in new products and ideas for saving money. This conference features about 35 speakers from many states who will present some of the latest information on economics, pest management, irrigation & soils, quality, utilization and genetics. We have a special session on Corn Silage/alternative forages, forage quality, and on Roundup-Ready and Genetically-engineered crops. A pre-conference agricultural tour, demonstrating field production will take place on December 11, the Forage conference on Dec 12-13. A Biofuels Workshop to explore Biofuel possibilities in Western States will take place on December 13. We expect to have 50-60 exhibitors focused on alfalfa & forage crops (alfalfa, corn silage, miscellaneous hays and biofuels).

It’s a great time to be a part of this important conference!

This conference is organized by the Cooperative Extension Services of 11 western states.

Check out the emerging program, and Please ACT NOW and register for the upcoming Alfalfa & Forage Conference

Sincerely,

Dan Putnam (CA)
Mike Ottman (AZ)
Earl Creech (UT)

(Conference Program Co-Chairs)

Daniel H. Putnam, Phd
Extension Agronomist and Forage Specialist
Department of Plant Sciences, MS #1
University of California
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
530-752-8982 phone
dhputnam@ucdavis.edu
Click here for alfalfa & forage information

07.14.2011