The competition emphasizes feed availability, quality and overall feed management
Bracken County farmer Bart Hamilton recently won the National Forage Spokesperson Contest at the Annual Meeting of the American Forage Grasslands Council in Winton-Salem, North Carolina. (David Appelman, British University of Agriculture, Food and Environment)
Lexington, Kentucky — Bracken County farmer Bert Hamilton won the National Forage Spokesperson Contest at the Annual Meeting of the American Forage Council in Winton-Salem, North Carolina. Utilization, quality and overall feed management.
Relevant state councils nominate individual farmers to present at national conferences. In October, Hamilton won the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council’s Forage Spokesperson Contest, earning him a spot in the national competition.
“Bart quickly learned that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Project.” In addition to , Burt has also focused on improving genetics, reducing cow size and shortening the calving period, which makes it easier to manage feed resources.”
Hamilton has attended numerous programs in the UK over the years, including Master Cattleman, Grazing School, Fencing School, and has worked with Anderson on the East Kentucky Integrated Reproductive Management Program.
Hamilton says the successes and failures of his farming journey and the UK program have helped improve grazing management. When he began his journey, Hamilton said the farm was in control of him, not the other way around.
With his family, Hamilton raises beef cattle and broadleaf wrapper tobacco in his Berlin community. You can watch his presentation on the KY Forages YouTube channel.
For more information on improved forages, visit the UK Forages website (http://forages.ca.uky.edu) or your local extension office.
— Jordan Strickler British University of Agriculture, Food and Environment