Forage conference set in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – The 2002 Pennsylvania Grazing and Forage Conference, to be held March 6-7, will feature numerous presentations and discussions focusing on grazing and forages.

If you have an interest in learning more about large herd grazing systems, plant diversity in your pastures, biosecurity on your farm, producing hay for horses, dealing with tall fescue in your pastures, then you should plan to attend the conference being held in Grantville at the Holiday Inn.

In addition to these topics many more will be presented by various speakers. The featured speaker will be Charlie Opitz, a 1,200 cow dairy grazer from Mineral Point, Wis.

Opitz will discuss how he and his son operate a 3,000 acre grazing system for their 1,200 lactating cow herd.

On Wednesday evening, there will be informal discussion with several of the day’s presenters. Discussion will focus on three key topics which are dairy grazing, livestock grazing and harvesting and preserving quality forage.

As part of the conference there will be a trade show where company representatives will be on hand to showcase what is new with forages and grazing technologies.

For registration information contact any local Cooperative Extension office, NRCS office or Dick Hann Lisa Crytser at 814-865-2543.

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