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Indiana Forage Council to Hold Annual Meeting
Indiana Ag Connection - 02/11/2020

The Indiana Forage Council will hold its Annual Meeting and Seminar at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Research & Diagnostic Center. The center is located at 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. Three speakers are scheduled to present at the event.

Rodney Hufford, a third-generation farmer from Middlefork Meadows Farm in Clinton County, will speak about the grazing rotation and incorporation of perennial forages used on his family farm. Dean Gangwer, an Indiana Master Cattleman and owner of Gangwer Farms in Carroll County, runs a diverse farm operation and will discuss how he has developed his pastures for his beef enterprise. Shelby Gruss, an agronomy Ph.D. student and first-place recipient of the Emerging Scientist Competition at the 2020 American Forage and Grassland Conference, also will present. Gruss will discuss her research regarding an experimental brown midrib sorghum-sudangrass, which does not produce prussic acid, a concern when sorghum tissue is damaged by freezing and extreme drought.

Keith Johnson, agronomy professor and event organizer, said the annual meeting offers a valuable setting to exchange experiences and best practices.

"This event offers an opportunity for farmers, educators, researchers and agribusiness personnel to discuss trends in forage practices while acquainting themselves with each other and significant forage research coming out of Purdue," Johnson said.

The cost of participating in the evening, which includes a meal, is $20 and all participants must RSVP to Johnson at johnsonk@purdue.edu by Feb. 20. For more information visit https://indianaforage.org/upcoming-events/.

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