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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Animal Science and Forages team will host a series of forage field days in 2023. These field days will provide a real-time look at current research, discussion of hot topics, and networking opportunities for forage and livestock producers.


When: March 16, April 25, April 28, May 5, and October 24

Where: Auburn University Research and Extension Centers throughout Alabama


Selected topics of the 2023 field days include the following:

  • Forage Systems for Extending the Grazing Season
    • Cover Crops
    • Multi-Species Forage Mixtures
    • Optimizing the Perennial Forage Base and Fertilizer Inputs
      • Stockpiling
  • Hay and Baleage Management
  • Forage Variety Testing
  • Weed Management Demonstrations
  • Beef Cattle Research


Each year, the team highlights forage work conducted at one of Auburn University’s outlying research centers. This year, the spotlight farm is the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Alabama. This center conducts over 100 research trials per year in row crops, horticulture, beef cattle, and forages. This station will host its statewide forage field day March 16. Additional dates and information for the field days around the state are below.

*The event’s end time may vary slightly across locations.

March 16

April 25

April 28

May 5

October 24

More Information

For more information on the 2023 forage field days, contact the Alabama Extension animal science and forages professional in your area.

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