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State Forage Extension Specialists


S. Ray Smith

Dept. of Agronomy
N-222E Agricultural Science Building - North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-3358



Garry D. Lacefield

Professor Emeritus

University of Kentucky

832 Hardwood Drive

Bowling Green, KY  42104



County Extension Agents Agent Directory

See the County Agent Directory to find your local source for agricultural information.




Cost of Planting Annuals for Grazing
Alfalfa Seeding Depth
Clover Establishment Methods

Red Meat and Our Health:  Separating Scientific Fact from Politics, Emotion and Misinformation - YouTube Video by Peter Ballerstedt

Midwest Cover Crop Council
2012 Cyanide Test Kit - Out of State - Beware of Cyanide (Prussic Acid) Poisoning
2012 Testing Kit - Out of State - EM Quant Nitrate Test Strip Instructions
UK Beef Cow Forage Supplement Tool
Learning Modules for Switchgrass Biomass Production
      1)  Switchgrass for Biomass
      2)  Switchgrass Stories
      3)  Switchgrass Decision Aid
Forage Enterprise Budgets
Forage Regrowth Videos and Powerpoints  
     1)  How Grass Grows VT Model 1   (.ppt)  
     2)  UK Orchardgrass Grazing Time Lapse Video   (.wmv)  
     3)  Orchardgrass Grazing Response Feb. 2009 1   (.ppt)  
     4)  UK Tall Fescue Time Lapse Movie High Resolution   (.wmv)  
     5)  Tall Fescue Grazing Response Feb. 2009 2   (.ppt)  
     6)  UK Tall Fescue vs Orchardgrass High Resolution Movie   (.wmv)  
     7)  UK Tall Fescue and Orchardgrass Grazing Response   (.ppt)  
     8)  UK Forage Seedling Growth Movie High Resolution   (.wmv)  
     9)  UK Forage Seedling Growth Still Images   (.ppt)  


Profitability of Switchgrass for Biomass Compared to Hay  
Visual Reference Guide for Estimating Legume Content in Pastures - West Virginia  
Measuring Legume Content in Pastures Using Digital Photographs - West Virginia
Pasture and Hay Seeding Rate Calculator - Wisconsin
2013 Alfalfa Production Budget Spreadsheet - Ohio State
Value of Fertilizer Nutrients in Hay - Wisconsin  
"Nitrate Test Strips:  How to Use in the Field"
"Choosing the Right Annual Warm Season Grass for your Farm"



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