The 33rd annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference will be held Tuesday, February 28th 2017, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri. Each year this conference attracts a large number of producers interested in learning more about management strategies for forages and livestock. The program for the 2017 conference offers a wide array of informative topics.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Allen Williams. Dr. Williams is a sixth generation family farmer and founding partner of Grass Fed Beef LLC, Grass Fed Insights LLC, Standard Soil, and a partner in Joyce Farms, Inc.
The conference will also feature several breakout sessions throughout the day. Topics will include: electric fencing tips, changing plant communities by changing management, weed management in pastures, novel endophyte fescue varieties, nitrogen sources for pasture, livestock watering systems, building the optimum forage system and mix, holistic grazing management, calculating the cost of production, round bale silage versus hay, grass-fed beef discussion, and multi-species grazing.
There will be a large trade show in conjunction with the conference. Agricultural businesses and organizations will have exhibits and representatives available to discuss their products and services.
For more information and to register online go to