Champaign, IL—June 1, 2018 – Don’t miss this year’s one-day event where you can see and learn pasture and forage production secrets from people who know about grazing and stored feeds. The program starts 9:00 am Wednesday June 27th at Perry and Cary Hottes Farm in Waltonville, Illinois and runs until 3:00 pm. The day includes a quality hay and haylage contest, field and equipment demonstrations of mowing, raking, tedding, baling, and wrapping, as well as industry and equipment exhibits onsite. Expo also includes several educational program sessions in the morning and a pasture walk and farm tour in the afternoon. The expo is free to attend and food will be available on site. Educational Program topics and times include:
9:00 a.m. "Taking Control of Unwanted Vegetation in Pastures" - Stacie A. Songer, Pasture Land Mgt.,Corteva Agriscience, Dow-Dupont
9:30 a.m. "Eradication of Endophyte Infected KY 31 Tall Fescue by the Spray Smother Spray Method" - Roger Staff, NRCS, Grassland Specialist
10:00 a.m. "Cattle Performance While Grazing Toxic Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue or Novel Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue" - Frank Ireland, Research Specialist, Animal Sciences, Univ. of Illinois
The Illinois Forage Expo event is sponsored by the Illinois Forage and Grassland Council, University of Illinois Extension, Rend Lake College, Jefferson County SWCD, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Find the Hottes Farm at 7062 N. Cherryville Lane, Waltonville, Illinois 62894. To learn more or to register as an exhibitor, visit www.illinoisforage.org or call Jared Godfrey (618) 578-1210.