Hay producers can learn how to grow forage and harvest quality hay at University of Missouri Extension’s upcoming Hay Production School 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schuyler County Community Center on March 23rd.

MU Extension specialists will give sessions on how farmers can harvest quality hay more economically during the one-day workshop, says Darla Campbell, MU Extension agribusiness specialist.

Topics include soil testing and fertility, forages, weeds and insects, testing hay for nutrient quality, harvest, storage and feeding. Farmers also can learn how to increase profits and reduce costs when selling hay. Specialists will give guidelines to help farmers decide whether it is more economical for livestock producers to grow their own hay or buy it.

Registration for the school is due by March 19, 2019. A minimum of 15 people is necessary to hold the class. Contact Darla Campbell at the MU Extension office in Lancaster at 660-457-3469 or campbelld@missouri.edu.

The Schuyler County Community Center is located at 308 Main St., Glenwood, MO.