Friday, December 27, 2013

Regional Hay School Offered Jan. 21 and 23 in Clever

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Headquartered in Stone County
Tel: (417) 357-6812

GALENA, Mo. -- Southwest Missouri hay producers will have an opportunity to attend a regional school Jan. 21 and 23 in Clever, Mo. to learn how to improve hay making skills.  This program is offered through the University of Missouri Extension office in Christian County.

This two-night non-credit course is specifically designed for livestock producers who already own hay equipment or have hay custom harvested on their land. All aspects of hay and round bale silage production will be covered.

“There is a lot at stake when making hay and many things to consider to make it worth the effort and to be profitable,” said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.  “Attending a hay school is an important management tool to insure you are getting the most out of your land, time and hay equipment.”

The program will focus on topics like economics of hay production, forage options, hay quality issues and testing, fertility management, round bale silage management, hay storage, feeding to keep losses low and nutritional needs of cattle.  

This regional hay school will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 and continue at the same times on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Clever High School Vo-Ag Department in Clever.

There is a fee to attend the program which includes two meals. Preregistration is required by Jan. 17 and space is limited. Contact the Christian County Extension Center at 417-581-3558 to preregister or download a registration brochure at


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