UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An upcoming Penn State Extension workshop will provide instruction on ways to consistently produce high-quality hay while addressing some of the challenges producers faced last season.
The “Hay Production Workshop” will take place in three locations in March:
— Butler: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 14, Butler Township Park Building, 468 South Duffy Road.
— Pennsylvania Furnace: 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. March 15, Pasto Agricultural Museum, Penn State Ag Progress Days site, 2710 W. Pine Grove Road.
— Honey Brook: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 17, Romano 4-H Center of Chester County, 1841 Horseshoe Pike.
“Producing the highest quality hay is a goal that every farmer should have,” said Andrew Frankenfield, agronomy extension educator. “Whether you are feeding hay to your own animals or marketing your hay to others, quality is of the highest importance.”
The workshop will address current production topics, including soil fertility management; managing mixed stands; forage quality and testing; forage weed control; minimizing dry matter loss after cutting; tips for reducing hay drying time; preservatives; bale handling; advantages of baleage; cost of hay production; and marketing hay.
The $25 registration fee covers lunch. Space is limited, so preregistration is required. Registration is due the day before each event.
More information is available on the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/hay-
–Penn State Extension