Regional Hay School Offered January 21 and 23 in Clever

Southwest Missouri hay producers will have an opportunity to attend a regional school January 21 and 23 in Clever, Mo. to learn how to improve their hay making skills.  This program is offered by the Christian County extension center.

This two-night non-credit course is specifically designed for livestock producers who already own hay equipment or have hay custom harvested on their land. All aspects of hay and round bale silage production will be covered.

“There is a lot at stake when making hay and many things to consider to make it worth the effort and to be profitable,” said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.  “Attending a hay school is an important management tool to insure that you are getting the most out of your land, time and hay equipment.”

The program will focus on topics like economics of hay production, forage options, hay quality issues and testing, fertility management, round bale silage management, hay storage, feeding to keep losses low and nutritional needs of cattle.

This regional hay school will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, January 21 and continue at the same times on Thursday, January 23 at the Clever High School Vo-Ag Department at Clever, Mo.

There is a fee to attend the program which includes two meals. Preregistration is required by January 17 and space is limited. Contact the Christian County Extension Center at 417-581-3558 to preregister or download a registration brochure at


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