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World Forage Analysis Superbowl hosting forage seminars at World Dairy Expo

Published on 14 June 2017

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again hosting forage seminars for those attending World Dairy Expo.

This year’s schedule includes discussions about small grains, impacts of genetic changes in forages, limiting leaf loss in alfalfa and safety protocols. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, located on the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center.

Following is a schedule of the 2017 forage seminars:

Wednesday, Oct. 4

10:00 a.m.
Cereal-Grain Forages: Providing Nutrient Management Options and Dairy Forage
Wayne Coblentz, Research Agronomist/Dairy Scientist
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

1:30 p.m.
Cereal-Grain Forages: Points to Consider When Adding Them to Dairy Cattle Diets
Matt Akins, Assistant Scientist, Department of Dairy Science
Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Thursday, Oct. 5

10:00 a.m.
What Are the Cows Saying About Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa?
Mark McCaslin, Vice President of Research
Forage Genetics International

1:30 p.m.
How Do Advances in Corn Breeding Improve the Corn for Silage?
Natalia de Leon, Professor of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday, Oct. 6

10:00 a.m.
Bunker and Pile Safety – Get Your Wake-Up Call Today
Keith Bolsen, Professor Emeritus
Kansas State University

1:30 p.m.
Undigested Fiber in Forages – What Does It Mean to a Dairy Cow?
Dave Combs, Professor of Dairy Science
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Saturday, Oct. 7

10:00 a.m.
Reducing Leaf Loss During Alfalfa Harvest
Dan Undersander, Forage Extension Specialist
University of Wisconsin – Madison

To learn more about the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, visit the World Dairy Expo website.  end mark

—From World Dairy Expo news release

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