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Forage field day Thursday

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By Steve Moore

The Annual KFGC Forage Field Day will be this Thursday,  Sept. 6, in Hart County on the Geralds Farm. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. central time with tours to begin at 4.  There will be numerous exhibits and displays to view.  I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with the Geralds family on the Kentucky Forage and Grassland council, and have been plenty impressed with the operation and their commitment to forage excellence and education.  Clayton Geralds has been the Kentucky Forage Spokesman, following in Larry Jeffries footsteps in his participation and leadership in the KFGC.   I’m looking forward to traveling down I-65 for this field day and getting a firsthand look at the impressive hay marketing operation.
There will be walking and wagon tours featuring:  Hay Quality: Judging, Evaluating & Testing – Tom Keene and Kim Field;  Hay Harvesting & Handling Equipment – Clayton Geralds;  Roundup Ready Alfalfa – Garry Lacefield Alfalfa/Orchardgrass Cutting Height – Ray Smith;  Baleage: Keys to Success – Brandon Sears;  Making Grazing Work for Us –Christopher Geralds.
A sponsored meal, prepared by the Hart County Cattlemen will be provided.
I’ll be traveling down soon after lunch Thursday.  If you’d like to ride along, please let me know at 845-2811.  If driving, from I-65: take exit 71 to Kentucky 728 (Priceville Road) for approximately six miles to Cave Hill Road. The Geralds farm is approximately one mile on the right. Signs will be posted.