Arkansas cattle producers can learn about new forage varieties by attending the Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council's 27th annual meeting Oct. 19 at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

About 175 producers, county Extension agents and others are expected to attend, according to Larry Sandage, a forage specialist with the U of A Cooperative Extension Service.

The meeting's morning session will focus on new varieties with talks by university faculty including: Chuck West, cattle-friendly endophyte fescues; Kim Cassida, winter annuals; John Jennings, legumes for pastures; and Sandage, new warm season grasses.

The Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council event, at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center at the U of A, will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration and adjourn at 2:30 p.m. Registration is $20, which covers lunch, a paid membership in the AFGC for a year, AFGC news articles and newsletters and a copy of the proceedings with transcripts of the speakers' talks.

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