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Dairy Forage Seminars provide additional education opportunities at World Dairy Expo

Published on 14 June 2018

Dairy Forage Seminars, held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, will once again provide further educational opportunities to World Dairy Expo attendees Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 6.

These seminars, led by professors, researchers, producers and industry representatives, will discuss various topics related to forage production, harvest, storage and feeding. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage in the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center.

The following is a schedule of the 2018 Dairy Forage Seminars:

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
Strategies to Reduce Feed Costs on the Dairy
Mike Hutjens, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m.
Dairy Nutrition Research Update
Ken Kalscheur, Geoff Zanton and Mary Beth Hall, Research Dairy Scientists, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
On-farm Feed and Forage Management for a 44,000-Pound Herd
Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Farms
Steve Woodford, Nutrition Professionals Inc.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.
Corn Silage for Dairy: Past, Present and a Look to the Future
Randy Shaver, Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
New Insights on Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures for Dairy
Jerry Cherney, Professor, Cornell University

Friday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Corn Silage Mycotoxins
Phil Cardoso, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.
Seeing the Total Financial Picture of the Dairy Puzzle, of Which Forage is One of the Pieces
Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus Inc.

In addition to the Dairy Forage Seminars, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again seeking entries for the ever-growing forage competition with more than $22,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Producers wishing to enter corn silage samples must have entries submitted by July 1. All other category entries must be received by Aug. 30. For more information about entering the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, visit the World Dairy Expo website.  end mark

—From World Dairy Expo news release

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