Auburn, Ala, September 29, 2011 - Farmers from across the Southeast will have an opportunity to hear from national leaders on forage and grazing practices at the Alabama Forage Conference, being held on December 1, 2011, at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, Alabama.

Charles Holmes, Chairman for the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District and Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition says “this event will be one of the best one-day forage conferences held in the country this year.” At this conference, livestock producers will have an opportunity to hear the latest research and information on forages and grazing management from some of the nation's top authorities.

Topics include extending the grazing system, finishing beef on grass, nutrient management for southern forages, weed control on pastures and haylands, and many more. As part of the conference, participants can choose from three concurrent afternoon sessions on: clover, fertility, and weed control.

Lunch is included in the registration fee which is $25 per person before November 18 and $30 per person after that date. Checks should be made payable to the Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition. Interested producers can register for the conference by sending their name, address, and registration fee to: Alabama Forage and Grassland Coalition, c/o Kay Holloway, 201 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Alabama 36849.

For more information about the conference or if you are interested in having an exhibit, contact Eddie Jolley at (334) 887-4564, email, Kent Stanford at (256) 557-1206, email,or visit the Natural Resources Conservation Service website at:

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