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WANTED: Hay fields for Green Gold testing

MFGA seeking producers with hay fields that are mostly alfalfa

Once again the Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association (MFGA) is seeking producers interested in participating in our Green Gold program.

We believe the MFGA Green Gold Program (Optimum Alfalfa Harvest Date or Hay Day) represents one of MFGA’s longest-standing, most successful services to Manitoba forage producers and we want it to be the best program possible. On March 27, 2017, we invited a small group of core stakeholders to sit down with us and chat openly in a structured discussion around MFGA’s Green Gold. One clear message was the need for producer recruitment to help make the program stronger.

Green Gold is seeking producers with hay fields that are mostly alfalfa, fairly new, and in good condition for testing through the May/June growing season.

Benefits: You will receive results from those fields twice a week from the beginning of sampling until first cut, providing you with some real time information on how the quality of your alfalfa is declining.

Eligibility: You must agree to sample your field twice per week (Monday and Wednesday) and submit the alfalfa portion of the sample to Central Testing via courier. These costs will be covered by MFGA.

If interested please contact John McGregor, Green Gold Program Coordinator at [email protected].

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