Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Planned May 3 near Mound Valley
PARSONS, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Southeast Agricultural Research Center will host the 2012 Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day at the center’s Mound Valley Unit on Thursday, May 3. The unit is located 2-1/2 miles west of Mound Valley on U.S. Highway 160 (formerly K-96 Highway), then ¼ mile south on Elk Road.
The day begins with coffee, donuts and registration from 8:30 – 9 a.m., and features presentations by K-State specialists, as well as industry displays.
Presentations and speakers include:
- Weather 2011-2012, What’s the Pattern? – Mary Knapp, K-State climatologist;
- KSU Beef Stocker Unit Research Update – Anna Siverson, K-State graduate student and Dale Blasi, K-State Research and Extension beef specialist;
- Pasture Weed and Brush Control Update – Doug Shoup, K-State extension crops and soils specialist;
- Getting the Most from Bermudagrass – Joe Moyer, forage agronomist, K-State SE Agricultural Research Center; and
- Grazing Steer Performance from Tall Fescue Infected with Nontoxic Endophyte – Lyle Lomas, animal scientist and head, K-State Southeast Agricultural Research Center.
Lunch will be provided, courtesy of various companies that will have exhibits available. In case of rain, the field day will be held indoors.
More information is available by calling 620-421-4826. Information about K-State’s Southeast Agricultural Research Center is available on its website.
K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.
Story by: Mary Lou Petermlpeter@ksu.eduK-State Research & Extension News
Lyle Lomas – 620-421-4826