WHFA & UW Extension Forage Workshop


Hands-on sessions at forage workshops determine hay costs, break-even yields


            Hands-on demonstrations to calculate forage break-even prices and yields and information about the Wyoming Hay and Forage Association (WHFA) are part of workshops in Torrington and Casper.

            The WHFA and the University of Wyoming Extension host the sessions Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Torrington and Thursday, Feb. 14, in Casper, said Caleb Carter, UW Extension educator.

            The WHFA is a non-profit organization promoting and supporting the hay and forage industry in Wyoming, and the two sessions are part of its winter seminar series. 

            Association representatives will discuss the benefits of membership followed by the hands-on workshop showing how to use the Enterprise Risk Analyzer Tool. This tool can help calculate cost of production and determine break-even yield and prices, said Carter.

            Extension farm and ranch management specialist John Hewlett will discuss risk, break-even prices and yields. Attendees will enter their own data into a computer to learn how to use the tool and interpret the results.

            The free Torrington workshop is at Brown Company, in conjunction with the company’s customer appreciation day, which starts at 10 a.m. The workshop is 1-4 p.m.

            The Casper workshop is at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. The association presentation begins at 11 a.m. followed by a free lunch. The workshop is 1-4 p.m. The Casper workshop is $20 for those who are not members of the forage association, but the fee is waived upon joining.

            To RSVP or for more information, contact Carter at 307-532-2436.

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