2007 Georgia Forage Conference Georgia Grazing Lands Conservation Coalition (GGLCC) is sponsoring a Forage Conference in January and February, 2007. The conference will be held at four locations in the state-- Floyd, Greene, Sumter, and Appling Counties. Conference speakers will discuss how to deal with the effects of drought on forage production and utilization, and provide the latest information for managing the pests that typically result when forage is stressed. In addition, area producers will talk about their operations, and offer their insight into effective management and resource conservation. The conference should benefit producers as well as those providing them technical assistance. Conference participants will learn innovative approaches for managing drought, and be challenged with new ideas to improve the efficiency of forage/livestock operations. CONFERENCE LOCATIONS AND DATES Sumter County ? January 31 NRCS - Jimmy Carter Plant Material Center Americus Appling County ? February 1 Park Avenue Bank Lodge Graham Greene County ? February 20 Greene County Agriculture Education Facility Greensboro Floyd County ? February 27 The Forum Civic Center Rome Maps for each location are available by contacting Dennis Chessman at (706) 546-2061 or the GCA office at 478-474-6560. CONFERENCE SPEAKERS Dennis Hancock Dr. Dennis Hancock is Forage Extension Specialist, University of Georgia. In his position, Dr. Hancock seeks to extend information on forage establishment, management, and quality testing for pasture, hay, and silage systems and develop an applied research program to resolve basic issues facing forage/livestock producers in Georgia. He grew up on a 100 acre cow-calf farm. He started at UGA on December 1, 2006. From 2000 to 2002, he worked as a County Extension Agent in Kentucky, and in addition has conducted research related to baled silage, potassium fertility in forages, and has developed forage applications for precision agriculture. He has a B.S. in Agriculture from Berea University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Tim Murphy Dr. Tim R. Murphy, Professor of Weed Science at the University of Georgia, conducts weed science research and outreach education programs in turfgrasses, forage crops and noncropland areas. He completed his B.S. degree in Agriculture at Berea College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Clemson University. Dennis Chessman Dr. Dennis Chessman has been NRCS State Grazing Land Specialist in Georgia since January 2006. Prior to coming to Georgia he was Assistant Professor in the Agriculture Department at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. As Grazing Land Specialist he works with NRCS field personnel, and agriculture partners including GGLCC to help producers develop sustainable forage production systems. Dennis received the B.S. at Stephen F. Austin, the M.S. at Kansas State University, and Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. In addition, two to three producers from each area will present information on their management and operations. TENTATIVE AGENDA (may vary depending on location) 8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome 9:15 First Aid for Stressed Forages (Part I) - Dennis Hancock 10:00 Producer Presenter 10:30 Break 10:45 Weed Management and Herbicides for Forages - Tim Murphy 11:45 Lunch (provided with conference registration) 12:30 Producer Presenter 1:00 First Aid for Stressed Forages (Part II) - Dennis Hancock 2:00 Break 2:15 Producer Presenter 2:45 Making the Most of Available Forage - Dennis Chessman 3:45 Adjourn 2007 GEORGIA FORAGE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION _________________________________________________________________ Name (include all names if registration is for more than one person) _________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address _________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Code __________________________ _____________________________ Daytime phone no. including area code email address __________________________ Organization (if applicable) Registration Fee: Early Registration -- $12.00 Registration fee after the deadline dates -- $18.00 Early Registration Deadlines: January 23, 2007 for Sumter OR Appling Counties February 12, 2007 for Floyd OR Greene Counties PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE ABOVE DATES TO AVOID THE LATE REGISTRATION FEE. Please circle the conference you will be attending: Sumter County (1/31) Appling County (2/1) Greene County (2/20) Floyd County (2/27) Fee paid before early registration deadline?????????. $12 _______ Fee paid after early registration deadline?????????? $18 _______ Total number registering _______ Total enclosed: $ _______ Registration fees should be paid with check or money order. Please do not send cash. Make checks payable to: CCSC ? GGLCC Return this completed registration form and appropriate fees to: Georgia Forage Conference GGLCC c/o GCA P.O. Box 24510 Macon, GA 31212 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DENNIS CHESSMAN - (706) 546-2061 _______________________________________________________________________ Powered by Microsoft Small Business To unsubscribe follow the link: http://lb.bcentral.com/ex/sp?c=55286&s=93112C18F231E281&m=52 Billy Moss Area Livestock Teacher North Region FFA 204 Four Towers - UGA Athens, GA 30602 Ph: 706-542-9775 F: 706-542-9602 "The Georgia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program provides opportunites to develop life skills and enhance knowledge in an ethical manner."