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8:30—5:00 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center 5527 Sullivan’s Mill Rd. , Middleburg, VA 20117 Toxic tall fescue reduces livestock weight gains and lowers reproductive performance. This one day workshop will give you the tools and information needed to remove toxic tall fescue and replace it with novel tall fescue varieties. Speakers include local producers, company representatives and extension specialists and researchers from across the country. Topics include: Fescue toxicosis Economics Testing Establishment Management Products Incentives 2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop Alliance Partners and Contributors includes university extension and research, seed companies and agribusiness, non-profit organizations and government institutions and forage and livestock producers. Middleburg, VA March 10 Mt. Ulla, NC March 12 Watkinsville, GA March 16 Spring Hill, TN March 18 Harrison, AR March 24 Mt. Vernon, MO March 25 All 2020 Workshops: Lexington, KY March 19 Questions: Contact Rita Rollison at [email protected] or 540-687-3521 ext 10 Registration: http://TallFescueVA2020.eventbrite.com $65 before March 2 | $80 After March 2 Includes lunch, refreshments and proceedings For more info, visit https://vaforages.org/novel-endophyte-tall-fescue/ or www.grasslandrenewal.org
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Page 1: 2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop · 2020-02-04 · 2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop 8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome Tait Golightly, Virginia Tech 9:05 Tall Fescue

8:30—5:00 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center

5527 Sullivan’s Mill Rd. , Middleburg, VA 20117

Toxic tall fescue reduces livestock weight gains and lowers reproductive performance. This one day workshop will give you the tools and information needed to remove toxic tall fescue and replace it with novel tall fescue varieties. Speakers include local producers, company representatives and extension specialists and researchers from across the country.

Topics include: Fescue toxicosis Economics Testing Establishment Management Products Incentives

2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

Alliance Partners and Contributors includes university extension and research, seed companies and agribusiness, non-profit organizations and government institutions and forage and livestock producers.

Middleburg, VA March 10

Mt. Ulla, NC March 12

Watkinsville, GA March 16

Spring Hill, TN March 18

Harrison, AR March 24

Mt. Vernon, MO March 25

All 2020 Workshops:

Lexington, KY March 19

Questions: Contact Rita Rollison at [email protected] or 540-687-3521 ext 10

Registration: http://TallFescueVA2020.eventbrite.com

$65 before March 2 | $80 After March 2 Includes lunch, refreshments and proceedings

For more info, visit https://vaforages.org/novel-endophyte-tall-fescue/

or www.grasslandrenewal.org

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2020 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome Tait Golightly, Virginia Tech 9:05 Tall Fescue Toxicosis: Symptoms and Causes

Dr. John Fike, Virginia Tech 9:30 Tall Fescue for Horses and Small Ruminants

Carrie Swanson, Virginia Cooperative Extension 9:45 Break and Microscope Demonstration 10:00 Toxicosis Management Dr. Craig Roberts,

University of Missouri 11:00 Video: Producer Economics Darrel Franson,

producer 11:30 Establishment and First Year Management

Dr. John Andrae, Clemson 12:15 Lunch and Microscope Demonstration 1:00 Company Highlights 1:30 Financial Assistance Related to Tall Fescue

Conversion JB Daniel, USDA NRCS 1:40 Seed Quality and Testing Dr. Nick Hill,

Agrinostics 2:00 Drill Calibration Tim Mize and Jim Hilleary,

Virginia Cooperative Extension 2:30 Animal Economics Dr. Gabriel Pent, Virginia

Tech 3:00 Producer Panel: On-Farm Success with Novel

Tall Fescue 3:45 Plot Tours Dr. Gabriel Pent and Tait Golightly,

Virginia Tech 4:30 Survey and Adjourn 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Rita Rollison at (540) 687-3521 ext. 10 during business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.


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