September 1 Forage Training Will Be Participant Active

The Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center is offering a daylong program at the Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center located just west of Bedford on Thursday September 1. Complete details about this training is at the “Upcoming Events” tab at the Indiana Forage Council website (www.indianaforage.org).

 

Participants at the Forage Management Day will experience active learning. (Photo Credit: Keith Johnson)

Participants at the Forage Management Day will experience active learning. (Photo Credit: Keith Johnson)

The training will be an active experience; so active, that participants will leave the training with grass stains, soil smudges, and hay/silage smells on their clothes! The training emphasizes practical information that will be used on the farm, or will be a valuable resource as agribusiness personnel and educators interact with forage-livestock producers. Certification credits/points are available. Leave the day with a better understanding as to how to calibrate a sprayer, set the gap on a mower-conditioner, sample hay for forage testing analysis, use a sweep net to evaluate presence of insects, calibrate a seeding drill, and determine forage moisture content before baling/chopping occurs. Other take-home information presented will be the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in forage management practices, making best decisions about weed control, and corn silage and forage-sorghum silage management comparisons.

Certification credits/points are available.

Preregistration is required. Cost to attend the day-long training is $110.

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