For cattle ranchers and landowners, plan to attend the Field Day at the Forage Systems Research Center in north Missouri on September 23. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with educational tours beginning at 9 a.m.
Talks will include a variety of topics for livestock ranchers including weaning management and nutrition, results from AI prtocols and the influence of genetics on tall fescue toxicosis.
To combat fescue toxicosis FSRC has renovated some pastures with available cultivars to find which of the novel endophyte fescues will work best in north Missouri. In the second year of grazing, researchers will share results and findings of the new fescues.
Management practices also will be highlighted on educational tours. MU Associate Professor Wayne Bailey will share information on pest and beneficial insects for forage crops and MU Associate Professor Kevin Bradley will speak on weed and brush management in pastures.
Talks will conclude at noon with a complimentary lunch sponsored by MFA Oil and Propane.
More than 100 local high school students will join area producers and landowners on the educational tours to learn more about agriculture and what careers are available in the industry.
Equipment and supple venders from the area will showcase their agricultural products.
For more information about Forage Systems Research Center, visit their new website at http://fsrc.cafnr.org/ or contact David Davis at 660-895-5121.
FSRC is located northwest of Brookfield at 21262 Genoa Road in Linneus. From U.S. Highway 36 head north on State Route FF 1.5 miles west of Brookfield and follow FF six miles to end of the blacktop and turn west on Genoa Road. Follow the signs 1.5 miles to the entrance of the center to the left.
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