What is in this article?:
- Wet winter reduces pressure on alfalfa
- Symposium around the corner
- A year makes a difference for alfalfa producers with water availability — not in abundance, but certainly more than in 2009.
- In 2009, the third year of drought, alfalfa took a beating from a variety of sources, including government personnel who seemed to have a grudge.
- CAFA’s 24-page booklet Alfalfa, Wildlife and the Environment is a comprehensive response to those who want alfalfa acreage to shrink or disappear.
Symposium around the corner
The 40th annual symposium is just around the corner and if you haven’t checked it out yet details are available online at www.alfalfa.edu.com. It’s the website of the UC Alfalfa Workgroup, which organizes the symposium along with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Cooperative Extension.
The symposium is being held in Visalia at the Convention Center and opens on Dec. 1 and closes the next afternoon. As always, there is a wide variety of topics and this year’s focus is on current information on corn and cereal silage.
CAFA will have its annual breakfast meeting the morning of Dec. 2 and hay market analyst Seth Hoyt will be the guest speaker. The breakfast meeting is open to CAFA members and non-members and tickets will be available at the CAFA booth.