Annual forage field day set next week
Jon Gersbach
Milam County Extension Agent

The 28th annual O.D. Butler Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 16. The Field Day will be held at and around the sale pavilion at the Camp Cooley Ranch Division of Circle X Ranch. The ranch is located north of US Highway 79 and east of Franklin. Participants can receive up to 3 CEU’s.

The event is designed to provide beef and forage producers with current information relative to the production, management and selection of high quality forage. The event will include a tour of several demonstration sites around the sale pavilion, and a program on “Wildlife management on your Ranch”. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 9 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and tours will begin at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to the tour and featured presentations there will be educational and commercial exhibit booths available to visit. We plan to have numerous door prizes to be drawn throughout the day. Chances to win door prizes will depend upon the number of booths you visit. Details will be given at registration.

Registration for the Field Day will be $25, payable at registration. The fee covers the program, barbecue meal and handouts. Please RSVP to 979-828-4270 or by email to so we will have an accurate count for the meal.

If you prefer, you can join the Brazos Area Hay Producers Association (BAHPA). Benefits include being listed in the BAHPA Directory, free admission to the Dr. O.D. Butler Field Day, a free hay analysis at the Doug Davidson Hay Show, helps support the Dr. O.D. Butler Scholarship Program and a BAHPA membership card. The annual membership fee to join the BAHPA is $50.

The Field Day is sponsored by the BAHPA and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Grimes, Madison, Milam, Leon, Limestone, Robertson and Washington Counties.

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