Developing Excellence in Grass Hay Farming

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $7,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $9,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: general silage crops


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Many farmers hold to the myth that they must try to grow alfalfa on all their soils. This project will show farmers that they can produce high quality forages from more sustainable grass species. It will help farmers learn how to better produce and manage grass forages. A majority of the hay acres in Southwestern New York and other areas of the Northeast are predominately of grass species. This project will provide farm data and farmer-to-farmer information to help many more farmers in the production and management of grass hay crops.

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