Virginia Cooperative Extension hosts 2016 Winter Forage conferences, features experts on tall fescue

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council are hosting several winter conferences on tall fescue in January to demonstrate novel approaches to managing fescue production and also disease management of the grass.

The theme of the conference series this year is “Tall Fescue in the 21st Century,” and will highlight current knowledge and practices that producers can apply to management of their tall fescue-based grazing systems.

The conferences will occur throughout the state from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m in the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26: Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Blackstone;
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27: Wytheville Meeting Center, Wytheville;
  • Thursday, Jan. 28: Weyers Cave Community Center, Weyers Cave.

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