Jefferson County Cool Season Field Day

Rye 016Jefferson County Livestock Agent Jed Dillard has put together a Cool Season Annual Field Day on Saturday April 11th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Ashville, Fl.

Program speakers include Dr. Anne Blount, UF Forage specialist; Joel Love, FDACS BMP specialist, Mac Finlayson, cattleman and Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Livestock Agent. Steve Tullar of USDA NRCS will also be on hand to discuss cost share programs through EQUIP.

You’ll see 33 plots of oats, rye, triticale, rye grass, clover, medic, winter peas and vetch, plus some blends. Old standards to new releases were all overseeded on an Argentine Bahia pasture. The plots have been rotationally grazed and provide a side by side comparison through a winter that has been less than perfect for cool season grazing.

The event is free to all, but please contact Jed Dillard at dillardjed@ufl.edu or 850-342-0187 to register and get more details. We want to make sure we have enough materials and refreshments for all of you. Please share this as you see fit, but don’t forget to spread the need for registration as well.

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