From the organizers:
The objective of this program is to educate livestock producers and field agricultural professionals on using legume forages and browse to improve soil quality, pasture productivity, and forage quality as well as animal health and performance.
Legumes fix atmospheric nitrogen and enrich soil, thereby minimizing or avoiding the need for the application of chemical nitrogen fertilizers in pastures. Legumes usually have higher nitrogen content and lower fiber than most grass forages, thus improve forage quality. Animals raised on legume-grass-mixed pastures and browse remain healthy and perform well. Provision of quality pastures minimizes the need for purchased hay and feeds, and saves money.
Experts from Tuskegee University, Mississippi State University, and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service will be speaking at the event. Moreover, graduate students and participant farmers will be sharing their experience and findings. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required by March 15, 2019 for management purpose.
Working lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided to pre-registrants.
This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.