Hay & Forage Symposium set in St. George
Agriculture • Sessions will cover topics from growing techniques to market strategies.
Published: January 24, 2013 07:31AM
Updated: May 5, 2013 11:33PM

Utah Hay & Forage Symposium is scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Lexington Hotel in St. George (formerly the Holiday Inn).

The two-day event begins Thursday with registration at noon and sessions starting at 1 p.m. The symposium will wrap at noon on Friday.

Topics include pests (insect, disease, and weed) management, fertility, irrigation, harvest management, forage quality and testing, fertilizer costs and application rates, current and emerging alfalfa variety traits, economic forecasting and market strategies.

In addition, a pre-conference workshop is scheduled from, 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 31, covering subjects such as fertility, disease, soil-sampling, stem nematodes, pesticides, and weed identification and control.

The cost for the pre-conference workshop is $25 and is limited to the first 75 registrants.

Symposium registration, including a pool-side breakfast on Friday morning, is $65. There is also a student rate of $30.

Utah Farm Bureau and Utah State University Extension are co-sponsoring the event.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling 435-628-4235. To secure the $89.99 rate, mention Utah Farm Bureau Group Block when you call. The hotel is at 850 S. Bluff St.

For more information or an agenda for the conference, contact Matt Hargreaves at matt.hargreaves@fbfs.com or call 801-233-3003.

If you go

When • Jan. 31 -Feb. 1

Sponsors • Utah Farm Bureau and Utah state University Extension

Where • Lexington Hotel, 850 S. Bluff St., St. George