On May 17th, Enterprise was host to the first annual Hay Production Meeting at Bama Jam Farms. Over 55 farmers from all over the U.S. participated in the day-long event and demonstrations.
The event included information about new technologies available for farmers who produce hay for commercial use. Informational seminars included topics such as "Nutrients for Hay Production", "Insect Scouting for Hay Production", and hay equipment demonstrations.
"This is a great way for farmers to get together and learn about advancements available to them as a group," said Coffee County Extension Office Coordinator David Garrett. "Through events like the one we held this past weekend, we are able to provide a place for learning to those who have been in the business a while and want to make the job easier, or those who are potentially interested in farming this crop."
Sponsors of the event include: Coffee County Extension Office, Bama Jam Farms, AGCO Massey Farms, Visit Enterprise, and the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce.
Garrett explained that they are planning for a similar event next year in May 2013.
The Coffee County Extension Office is a part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Office System.
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