Program to be held for forage growers

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land will be presented for free on Monday, Jan. 27, at Farm Credit East at 7397 State Route 80 outside Cooperstown and Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County at 99 Broad St. in Norwich. Each session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

According to a media release, Cornell Dairy Forage Systems Specialist Joe Lawrence and Natural Resources Conservation Service Resource Soil Scientist Amy Langer will lead an informal discussion of what can be done to grow high yielding and quality forage on less than ideally drained fields. 

Topics will include assessing the crop capabilities of soil, tile and soil health as options to improve crop growth and reduce risk, what crops are appropriate for land resources, the concept of Core Acres and the alternative management strategies of timing of planting, tillage and manure spreading. 

Similar presentations will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at CCE Madison at 100 East St. in Morrisville and Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Montgomery County annex building at 20 Park St. in Fonda.

Registration is required. Online registration is available at http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu or by completing the registration form and returning it to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350, at least one day before the meeting date.

Call 315-866-7920 for more information.  

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