Wyoming Hay Production, Marketing Seminars, Casper WY


Association hosts Wyoming hay production, marketing seminars


            Hay production and marketing seminars are being planned across Wyoming this month by the new Wyoming Hay and Forage Association.

            Meetings are in Torrington, Casper, Riverton and Powell Nov. 14-17. Times and topics are the same for each meeting.

            Events begin at 1 p.m. with a panel featuring local producers and others involved locally in marketing and transporting hay, facilitated by University of Wyoming Extension educators in each area.

            “This panel will look at hay marketing and transportation issues,” said Caleb Carter, extension educator based in Goshen County. “This will be an opportunity for producers to learn more about new markets and strategies as well as challenges being faced in transporting hay in Wyoming.”

            At 2 p.m., Jeff Jackson, alfalfa and forage specialist with CROPLAN, will discuss optimizing acres in alfalfa production.

            At 3 p.m., Scott Keith, executive director of the Wyoming Hay and Forage Association, will discuss the origins of the association, how hay producers around the state can benefit and how to join.

            Dates and locations are:

            Monday, Nov. 14 – Torrington, Brand Room, Goshen County Fairgrounds.

            Tuesday, Nov. 15 – Casper, Evansville Room, Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd.

            Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Riverton, Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Powell, Powell Research and Extension Center.

            For more information, contact Keith at 307-257-1171 or Carter at 307-532-2436.

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