Thursday, February 27, 2014

Regional Hay School Offered March 20, 25 and 27 in Mountain Grove

February 27, 2014
Contact: Ted Probert, dairy specialist
Headquartered in Wright County
Tel: (417) 741-6134

HARTVILLE, Mo. - Southern Missouri hay producers will have an opportunity to attend a regional school March 20, 25 and 27 in Mountain Grove to learn how to improve their hay making skills.

This six-hour non-credit course is specifically designed for livestock and hay producers who already own hay equipment or have hay custom harvested on their land. All aspects of hay and wrapped balage 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 Ted Probert, dairy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.  “Attending a hay school is an important management tool to insure that 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, wrapped balage management, hay storage, feeding to keep losses low, and nutritional needs of livestock.  

This regional hay school will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 20, Tuesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 27 at the Mountain Grove Senior Center.

The enrollment fee for Hay School is $20 per person or per couple.  Pre-registration is required by March 17 and space is limited. Contact the Wright County Extension Center at 417-741-6134 to preregister or download a registration brochure at

For 100 years, MU Extension has engaged Missourians in relevant programs based on University of Missouri research. The year 2014 marks the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act, which formalized the Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service, a national network whose purpose is to extend university-based knowledge beyond the campus.


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