Pasture-based dairying and the public’s perception of dairy farmers will be on the agenda April 3, as state dairy producers gather at the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station’s E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter for the 2012 Dairy Field Day.
The program, which begins at 8:45 a.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m., will also include presentations on incorporating forages and grazing into dairy operations, soil fertility, precision agriculture equipment and the economics of growing hay versus buying it.
Dairy producers and others interested in the event are encouraged to pre-register. The event is free for producers and $10 for non-producers. Payments will be accepted during field day registration, which opens at 8 a.m.
Sponsors for the field day include Auburn’s College of Agriculture, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
For more information, contact Boyd Brady in Auburn University’s animal sciences department at firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 844-1562 or (334) 321-8826.
The E.V. Smith center is just off Exit 26 on I-85. The dairy unit is at 4725 Macon County Road 40 in Shorter.