Register today for Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshops

The 2021 Virtual Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop is just one week away, beginning on February 23rd at 6pm (eastern) and will continue on February 24th and 25th in the evenings. This three night program is an adaption of the one day in-person events and will cover all of the same topics. Cost is just $30 and includes access to recordings after the workshop. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Tuesday, February 23
    • 6:00    Welcome, Dr. Gabe Pent, Virginia Tech
    • 6:05    Symptoms and Causes, Dr. Gabe Pent, Virginia Tech
    • 6:25    Tall Fescue Endohpytes: Toxic and Non-Toxic, Dr. Carolyn Young, Noble Research Institute
    • 6:45 Toxicosis Management, Dr. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri, and Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky
    • 7:45 Company Highlights: About Us, Company Representatives
    • 8:10 Producer Video: One Year In, Miller Adams Farm
    • 8:25 Wrap-up, Dr. Gabe Pent, Virginia Tech
    • 8:30 Adjourn
  2. Wednesday, February 24
    • 6:00 Welcome, Dr. Chris Teutsch, University of Kentucky
    • 6:05 Establishment, Dr. John Andrae, Clemson
    • 6:40 Video: Drill Calibration, Dr. Chris Teutsch, University of Kentucky
    • 6:55 Seed Quality and Testing, Dr. Nick Hill, Agrinostics
    • 7:10 Company Highlights: Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue Varieties, Company Representatives
    • 7:35 First Year Maintenance, Dr. John Andrae, Clemson
    • 8:10 Producer Video: Transitioning to Novel Fescue, Twilight Farms
    • 8:25 Wrap-up, Dr. Chris Teutsch, University of Kentucky
    • 8:30 Adjourn
  3. Thursday, February 25
    • 6:00 Welcome, Dr. Jennifer Tucker, University of Georgia
    • 6:05 Economics, Dr. Matt Poore, North Carolina State University
    • 7:00 Company Highlights: Complementary Forages, Company Representatives
    • 7:25 Cost Share Programs, J.B. Daniel, NRCS
    • 7:45 Producer Video: Novel Fescue Economics, Darrel Franson
    • 8:15 Wrap-up, Dr. Jennifer Tucker, University of Georgia
    • 8:30 Adjourn

This workshop is approved for continuing education credits for: Certified Crop Advisor, Veterinary and Vet Tech RACE (4 hours), and Professional Animal Scientist.


In addition, the Alliance for Grassland Renewal will be hosting two in-person workshops this year: March 23rd in Mt. Vernon, MO and March 25th in Lexington, KY. Both events will be a full day of presentations and demonstrations and include educational materials and lunch for $65 per person. Space is limited and face coverings will be required. Presentations include:

  • Tall Fescue Toxicosis: Symptoms and Causes
  • Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Horses and Small Ruminants (Kentucky only)
  • Toxicosis Management
  • Understanding Endophytes
  • Drill Calibration
  • Establishment and First Year Management
  • Company Highlights
  • Seed Quality and Testing
  • Economics
  • Cost Share and Incentive Programs
  • Producer Panel
  • Plot Tours

These workshops have applied for continuing education credits for: Certified Crop Advisor, Veterinary and Vet Tech RACE (4 hours), and Professional Animal Scientist.

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