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Time (EDST)


8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Registration, Purchase Lunch Tickets, and  View Displays

9:15 - Noon


9:30 - 12:15

Welcome and Introductions
Keith Johnson, Purdue University Forage Specialist

Keeping Forages Productive
(The morning program qualifies as a pesticide recertification program if credits are needed. Be sure to bring your PA card for registration.)
Weed Management
Glenn Nice, Purdue University Weed Specialist
Insect Management
Larry Bledsoe, Purdue University Insect Specialist
Disease Management
Kiersten Wise, Purdue University Disease Specialist
Fertility Management
Jim Camberato, Purdue University Fertility Specialist
Clean Sweep Pesticide Disposal
Jeff Phillips, Tippecanoe County Extension Educator

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Visit Tradeshow

12:45  - 1:15 p.m.

Awards Program Indiana Forage Council representative

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.


1:45 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Beef and Dairy Research Topics of Interest to Forage Producers (Attend either Dairy or Beef)
Shawn Donkin, Purdue University Dairy Scientist
Ron Lemenager, Purdue University Beef Specialist

Board shuttle bus or take own transportation to Animal Sciences Research and Education Center

In-field forage harvest demonstration
Coordinated by David Trotter, Clark County Extension Educator

Hay Quality Contest (Must be entered by 11 a.m.)
To participate in the contest, bring an unbroken bale of hay. A certificate will be awarded by the Indiana Forage Council and forage-related products will be provided by agribusinesses to the winner of each division (grass, legume and mixed). Hay will be tested with a Near Infrared Reflectance Spectrophotometer. Results will be announced within 2 weeks following the field day. Hay may be taken by the owner after the day’s activities.