january, 1970

01jan12:00 am12:00 amTall Fescue Workshops

Event Details

Feb. 16, 2017 1 – 5 p.m. | UGA Livestock Instructional Arena | Athens, GA
Mar. 22, 2017 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | GA Mountain Res. & Educ. Center | Blairsville, GA
Mar. 23, 2017 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Walker Co. Ag Center | Rock Springs, GA


Tall fescue is one of the most important forage grasses in the U.S. It is planted on around 40 million acres across the country. But, much of this tall fescue is infected with a toxin-producing endophyte (fungus living inside of a plant). The toxic endophyte in tall fescue is reportly responsible for over $2 billion in lost animal performance each year.

The UGA Forage Extension Program is proud to announce an in-depth workshop which will detail the mechanisms of fescue toxicosis and provide management strategies to prevent or deal with these challenges. The agenda for this program and registration information is provided below.



12:30 p.m.    Sign-in & Get Notebooks/ Materials

  1:00            Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Assoc. Professor and Forage Extension Specialist

County Extension Faculty

  1:10            Tall Fescue: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Assoc. Professor and Forage Extension Specialist

  1:30            The Effect of Alkaloids in Toxic Tall Fescue on the Animal 

Dr. Nick Hill, Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences Dept., UGA – Athens 

  2:00            Grazing Tall Fescue: A Review of Animal Production Trials 

Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Asst. Professor, Animal & Dairy Sciences Dept., UGA – Tifton

  2:30            Break 

  3:00            Tall Fescue Toxicosis: The State of the Science 

Dr. Glen Aiken, Research Leader and Animal Scientist, USDA-ARS Forage- Animal Production Research Unit, Lexington, KY

  3:45            Management Recommendations to Minimize or Eliminate Fescue Toxicosis

Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Assoc. Professor and Forage Extension Specialist

  4:15            Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue: 17 Years of Market Experience

Chris Agee, Pennington Seed Company

  4:45            Tall Fescue Breeding Efforts at UGA

Dr. Ali Missaoui, Assoc. Professor and Forage Breeder, Crop & Soil Sci. Dept., UGA

  5:00            Panel Discussion 



Registration for the Tall Fescue Workshop is $40 per person. Registration is now available online. Once on this page, please click on the location you plan to attend and fill out the registration form for that location. If you have questions about registering for this program, email or call (706-769-2909) Cathy Felton between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. and provide the following information: name, address, phone number, and email address.



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