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MSU Extension in Gallatin County offers hay workshop May 3

April 27, 2016 -- MSU News Service

MSU Extension in Gallatin County is offering a workshop about the basics of hay production in the Gallatin Valley on May 3.

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Montana State University Extension in Gallatin County is offering a free public workshop about hay production basics. The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Animal BioScience Building, room 138, on the MSU campus in Bozeman.

Emily Glunk, MSU Extension forage specialist, will discuss soil preparation; seeding–including variety selection and planting dates; irrigated versus dryland production; harvesting and baling best practices; and proper storage.

Emily Lockard, agriculture agent with MSU Extension in Gallatin County, will discuss forage testing and the Montana Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage program. Participants may bring hay samples to the workshop for a QuikTest to test for presence of nitrates.

This workshop is intended for those new to hay production but will cover good management practices that apply to all hay producers.

Participants are asked to RSVP by Monday, May 2. Depending on interest, the workshop may be rescheduled.

To RSVP, contact MSU Extension in Gallatin County at (406) 388-3213. For more information, see

Contact: MSU Extension in Gallatin County, (406) 388-3213 or