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Winter Forage Conference
8:00 to 8:30 Registration
8:30 to 8:35 Welcome by VFGC President
8:35 to 8:50 Why consider Alternative Forages?
JB Daniel, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
8:50 to 9:40 Using Annual Forages: When and Where they Make Sense
Dr. Matt Poore, North Carolina State University
9:40 to 10:10 Break and Visit with Sponsors
10:10 to 11:00 Are Native Summer Forages a Practical Alternative,
Dr. Pat Keyser, University of Tennessee
11:00 to 11:30 Business Meeting and Forage Producer of the Year
11:30 to 12:30 Lunch and Visit with Sponsors
12:30 to 1:00 Local producer speaker: How I use alternative forages.
1:00 to 1:30 Native Forage Establishment: What does it take to be successful?
Dr. Pat Keyser
1:30 to 1:50 Break with Sponsors
1:50 to 2:10 The Cost & Returns of Annual and Perennial Alternative Forages.
Dr. Matt Poore and Dr. Pat Keyser
2:10 to 3:00 A Panel Discussion: Do alternative forages make sense?
Dr. Matt Poore, Dr. Pat Keyser, and local producer speaker