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Education

The Alliance provides educational schools to assist producers with successfully converting Kentucky 31 tall fescue to novel endophyte varieties. Schools begin with understanding fescue toxicosis, then walk producers through the conversion process. Conversion topics include establishment practices, fertility needs, smother crops, weed control, stand maintenance, and variety selection. Schools provide hands on training for drill calibration in addition to pasture walks to observe different novel endophyte varieties.

Education is a combination of University, NRCS, Agribusiness and Producers presentations to give participant the opportunity to get answers to questions from a variety of perspectives and information sources.

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1-Day Schools

Schools run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration fee includes meal, refreshments and proceedings

Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky Training Sites Location Map

Monday, March 6, 2017
Mound Valley Community Center, Mound Valley, KS
Registration before February 27, 2017: $60/person or $110/couple
Registration after February 27, 2017: $75/person or $125/couple
Kansas Registration Form (PDF)
For program information, contact Keith Martin at 620-784-5337 or rkmartin@ksu.edu
To register, contact Karen Walters at 620-820-6127 or kwalters@ksu.edu

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
Enrollment limited to first 60 registrants
Registration before February 28, 2017: $60/person or $110/couple
Registration after February 28, 2017: $75/person or $125/couple
Missouri Registration Form (PDF)
For more information, contact Eldon Cole at 417-466-3102 or colee@missouri.edu

Thursday, March 9, 2017
UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Lexington, KY
Registration before March 6, 2017: $60/person
Registration after March 6, 2017: $75/person
Kentucky Flyer and Schedule (PDF)
Register at KYFescue.eventbrite.com

 
Cover of Fescue Toxicosis & Managment Guide

Agenda Items

  • Fescue Toxicosis: Symptoms and Causes
  • Economics
  • Establishment and First Year Management
  • Drill Calibration
  • Seed and Endophyte Testing
  • Transition from Toxic to Non-Toxic Fescue
  • Tour of Field Plots
  • Products Available (seed companies)
  • Incentives (cost-share)
  • Producer Panel Discussions

Speakers & tour guides vary by location:

University: Craig Roberts, Doug Shoup, Ray Smith, Gene Schmitz, Wesley Tucker, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Chris Teutsch, Stacey Hamilton, Joe Moyer, Matt Massie, Gene Olson
USDA-ARS: Glen Aiken
NRCS: Scott Williams, Dee Vanderburg, Adam Jones
Producer: Curtis Schallert, Bart Snyder
Industry: AgResearch, Agrinostics, Barenbrug, DLF, Pennington, Mountain View Seeds