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Louisiana Forage Conference

On Dec. 1, 2023, LGLCI and Louisiana Forage and Grasslands Council (LFGC) will co-host the Louisiana Forage Conference in Alexandria, LA.

This year's conference theme is Carbon Sequestration, with keynote speaker, Dr.Tiffany Lachmet from Texas A&M, presenting about Soil Carbon Contract Considerations.

Conference Content Includes:

*Producer panel on "Producing and Using Baleage,"

* Question and answer round table discussion from two carbon companies

*Soil Carbon Management in Louisiana Grazing Systems

*LSU Beef Cattle Studies at Dean Lee Research Station

*Beginning producer forage management practices

*NRCS Update

All are welcome, and lunch is included in ticket prices. Sponsorship tables and levels are available.

2023 Forage Conference Program

Friday, December 1, 2023

Alexandria Mega Shelter - Alexandria, AGENDA

8:15 a.m. Registration and View Exhibits

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Mike McCormick, LFGC President

LFGC Current & Future Board Members- Mike McCormick/Wink Alison

LGLCI Board Members- Ellen Harrell/Ted Miller

2024 AFGC Meeting Update- Dr. Ed Twidwell

9:15 a.m. Soil Carbon Management in Louisiana Grazing Systems

Mr. William Durham, USDA-ARS, Ft. Worth, TX

9:45 a.m. Beef Cattle Studies Being Conducted at the Dean Lee Research Station

Dr. Marcelo Vedovatto

10:00 a.m. Necessity of Forage Management for Beginning Producer Profitability.

Mrs. Tara Morris, Slaughter, LA

10:15 a.m. NRCS Update

10:30 a.m. Product Update from Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. Break

11:05 a.m. Soil Carbon Contract Considerations

Dr. Tiffany Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Amarillo, TX

12:00 Noon Lunch

12:45 p.m. Producer Panel on Producing and Using Baleage

Mr. Raymond Fontenot, Meaux, LA

Mr. Ted Miller, Baskin, LA

Mr. Chuck Wagner, Kentwood, LA

1:30 p.m. Carbon Sequestration Contract Discussion from Industry Representatives

Grassroots Carbon & Indigo Ag

2:30 p.m. Adjourn and Networking


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