Arkansas ranchers can learn to get the most out of their pastures at Forage Forward, a free workshop Tuesday, March 13.

The conference will be held at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Livestock and Forestry Station at Batesville. Participants may register at the door.

“Forage is the foundation for any livestock operation,” said Don Hubbell, resident director of the research station, better known as the Batesville Station. “Without good forage, the cattle business can be not only frustrating, but downright profitless.”

“We have experts on spray application, weed control and forage planning to help our producers get the most from their land,” he said.

The agenda includes:

1 p.m. - Sprayer Technology and Calibration – Jason Davis, extension application technologist, U of A System Division of Agriculture;

2 p.m. - Herbicide/weed control for 2018 – John Boyd, extension weed scientist/visiting professor, Division of Agriculture;

3 p.m. - Planning a forage program for 2018 – John Jennings, professor-forage, for the Division of Agriculture.

For more information on forage production, contact a county extension office or visit

Details: Batesville station, 870-793-7432.