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Landon Marks, an Extension regional agent, inspecting an alfalfa mixture hay field.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – June is National Forage Month. Throughout the month, producers and industry professionals set aside time to acknowledge and promote the latest and greatest forage information, as well as research. Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University professionals are joining in on these efforts.

Leanne Dillard, an Alabama Extension forage specialist, said there are a lot of things planned for producers throughout June.

“Forages represent one of our greatest resources for economical livestock production in Alabama,” Dillard said. “Proper management is critical for sustainability in the industry. Throughout National Forage Month, we will highlight information pertaining to these proper management practices.”

What to Expect

Dr. Dillard and a graduate student at alfalfa conference 2019.To celebrate National Forage Month, Extension animal science and forages specialists and agents have planned to distribute information through social media and e-newsletters as well as through a series of webinars.

“We will be sharing information daily on social media for producers to access,” said Liliane Silva, an Auburn University animal sciences postdoctoral fellow. “Information will also be available through and an e-newsletter as well as the Alabama Extension website.”

The team has also created a series of new webinars that will be posted throughout the month. These webinars will focus on some of the top forage topics including drought preparedness and hay quality. These webinars join the already existing information on the Extension website.

Where to Find the Information

To keep up with the latest information posted for National Forage Month, like and follow the Alabama Cooperative Extension Forage Focus Program Facebook page. Also, the team will highlight information through the Alabama Forage Focus Program e-newsletter. Visit the Extension website to sign up for this free e-newsletter. Finally, www.alabamaforages.com houses all of the new and previously existing information on forage related topics.

Webinars

 

For more information, contact Silva at lzs010@auburn.edu.

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