Posted by: ccenys4h | March 18, 2014

Hay, Baleage, & Forage Quality Workshop with CCE Orange, Sullivan, & Ulster

Seasoned farmers or beginners  can gain valuable knowledge at an in-depth workshop on producing and marketing hay and baleage and feeding forage to beef, sheep, goats, horses, and alpaca to maximize livestock performance. A Hay, Baleage, and Forage Quality Workshop is being offered on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Orange and Ulster Counties.

Aaron Gabriel, a Northwest New York Crop Specialist, will discuss how to obtain and maintain optimum forage quality. Topics covered will be managing, renovating, and establishing hay fields. Participants will take a close look at forage quality and the economics involved in making hay. Tips from the area specialists can help in growing quality forages.

As a partnered program with the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of  Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties, this class will be held at CCE Orange County from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A live webinar of this workshop will also be available at CCE Ulster County beginning at 11:00 am.

Cost of this program will be $15.00 per person or $20.00 per farm and includes a light lunch.

Space is limited so pre-registration with non-refundable payment is required by April 9th. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling 845-292-6180 or emailing Michelle Lipari at mml249@cornell.edu.

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