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Forage and grazing seminars announced for World Dairy Expo

Progressive Forage Grower Editor Lynn Jaynes Published on 26 August 2014

Forage seminars by leading industry experts are scheduled for Oct. 1-4, 2014, at World Dairy Expo. Held annually, the Alliant Energy Center hosts the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

All forage seminars are held in the arena building on the forage seminar stage. The forage seminar schedule includes:

Wednesday, Oct. 1

  • 10:00 a.m. "Making quality baleage with annual forages." Mike McCormick, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
  • 1:30 p.m. "Using propionic acid to preserve more hay." Wayne Coblentz, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Thursday, Oct. 2

  • 10:00 a.m. "Undigested NDF and updates to NDF digestibility: New tools in forage analysis." Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • 1:30 p.m. "Make sure your kernel processor is doing its job." Kevin Shinners and Brian Luck, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday, Oct. 3

  • 10:00 a.m. "Redesigning alfalfa for improved protein utilization." John Grabber, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1:30 p.m. "Manure on forage crops: Benefits and challenges." Bill Jokela, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Grazing seminars are also offered on Friday, Oct. 3, in the Mendota number three room and include:

  • 10:00 a.m. "Pasture forage selection, fertility and cover crops"
  • 12:00 p.m. "Grazing genetics and crossbreeding programs" – Producer panel. Moderated by Rhonda Gildersleeve, University of Wisconsin – Extension
  • 1:30 p.m. "Maximize your grazing dollars" – Producer panel. Moderated by Jeff Swenson, DATCP Livestock Consultant

Saturday, Oct. 4

  • 10:00 a.m. "Do higher seeding rates improve alfalfa stand persistence and yield?" Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin – Madison