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23-2-1995 9:40 AM

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This makes the third consecutive year that I have talked about "Alfalfa as a Grazing Crop". At our XIII Kentucky Alfalfa, I, along with five other speakers, discussed several aspects of grazing alfalfa and all agreed that the concept had tremendous potential.

This past year I reviewed some of the discussion of our XIII Conference and shared some of the activities going on in research and educational programs throughout the region. In addition, I announced the date for a National Alfalfa Grazing Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference was held July 29 and was a big success. Over three hundred people from twenty-six states .and three foreign countries attended. In addition to leading scientists speaking on many aspects of grazing, a real highlight of the Conference was presentations by four producers. The producers included: Dave Forgey, dairyman from Indiana; Dave Mercer, dairyman from Tennessee; JoAnn Bollmann, beef producer from Illinois; and our own Ken Johnson, beef producer, Monroe County, Kentucky. Proceedings from the Conference are available from the Certified Alfalfa Seed Council, Inc., P. O. Box 1017, Davis, CA 95617-1017 at a cost of $15.00. The Conference was such a success, the interest and potential is such that a second National Alfalfa Grazing Conference is being planned.

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Feb 23rd, 9:40 AM

Alfalfa as a Grazing Crop: Progress Continues

This makes the third consecutive year that I have talked about "Alfalfa as a Grazing Crop". At our XIII Kentucky Alfalfa, I, along with five other speakers, discussed several aspects of grazing alfalfa and all agreed that the concept had tremendous potential.

This past year I reviewed some of the discussion of our XIII Conference and shared some of the activities going on in research and educational programs throughout the region. In addition, I announced the date for a National Alfalfa Grazing Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference was held July 29 and was a big success. Over three hundred people from twenty-six states .and three foreign countries attended. In addition to leading scientists speaking on many aspects of grazing, a real highlight of the Conference was presentations by four producers. The producers included: Dave Forgey, dairyman from Indiana; Dave Mercer, dairyman from Tennessee; JoAnn Bollmann, beef producer from Illinois; and our own Ken Johnson, beef producer, Monroe County, Kentucky. Proceedings from the Conference are available from the Certified Alfalfa Seed Council, Inc., P. O. Box 1017, Davis, CA 95617-1017 at a cost of $15.00. The Conference was such a success, the interest and potential is such that a second National Alfalfa Grazing Conference is being planned.