Alfalfa Field Day July 9 near Ord

Alfalfa Field Day July 9 near Ord

June 26, 2009

Equipment demonstrations, educational speakers, and a free lunch will all be part of an Alfalfa Field Day July 9 near Ord. The event will be held at the Vaughn Svoboda farm 1 mile west of Ord on Sargent Road.

Speakers will address how growers can improve alfalfa productivity and their bottom line.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and at 10 a.m. local equipment dealers will conduct mowing demonstrations. Speakers, who will begin at 11 a.m., include: Bruce Anderson, Extension Forage Specialist; Jim Girardin, Arrow Seed Co., Broken Bow; and Steve Niemeyer, Extension Educator in Garfield, Loup, and Wheeler counties. Lunch will be at noon and at 1 p.m. local dealers will present baling and packing demonstrations.

To reserve a spot for lunch, contact the Garfield-Loup-Wheeler Extension Office in Burwell by calling (308) 346-4200 by July 6. This event is sponsored by UNL Extension and the Nebraska Cattlemen, Burwell Affiliate.

For more information on this field day contact Steve Niemeyer at (308) 346-4200 or Harry Walahoski at (308) 346-4972.