MANHATTAN – Come join the discussion with Jeff Rasawehr, Ohio farmer and co-founder of Cover Crop Ranch, about integration of cover crops within a crop production system. He, plus several Kansas State University and industry experts, will discuss cover crops, pasture weed management, grazing-animal health and pasture risk insurance.

The conference is being put on by KSU Research and Extension with sponsorship by the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, W-L Alfalfas, Sharp Brothers Seed, Kaufman Seed, Spring Creek Ag Services, Prairie Seeds and Sorghum Partners.

Registration is $25 for Kansas Forage and Grassland Council members and $55 for nonmembers. Fees cover lunch, conference proceedings, membership in both the Kansas and American Forage and Grassland Councils, and subscriptions to Hay & Forage Magazine, Progressive Forage Grower, the Quarterly AFGC Newsletter and AFGC E-News. Early registrations are welcome; see the link below.

Registration for the Western Kansas Forage Conference begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., on Feb. 20 at the J.A. Haas Building, 400 E. 18th St. in Larned.

More details and the full agenda are available on the KSFGC website,

To register online or become a sponsor, go to

Direct all questions to AJ Foster, Southwest Area Agronomist, Kansas State University, Southwest Research and Extension Center, (620) 276-8286 or, or to Mark Nelson at