Focus on Forage is a FREE, 7-part University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension webinar series highlighting research-based information and farmer strategies to optimize forage yield, quality, and profitability.
Webinars will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm from January 13th through March 3rd. CCA CEUs will be offered for each webinar.
Webinars are free, but registration is required by 5 pm the day before the event at https://go.wisc.edu/334pqz. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day of the meeting.
Topics for the first five webinars include:
“Top Ten Corn Silage Production Strategies” by Jerry Clark, Extension Chippewa County
Discussion with Mike Jenson, Jenson Family Farms, LLC (Elk Mound, WI) and Carlyle Westendorp, West-Vale-Vue Dairy (Nashville, MI), 2020 World Forage Superbowl winners in the standard corn silage and BMR corn silage categories, respectively
“Strategies for Achieving Alfalfa Production Goals” by Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County
Discussion with Aaron Barclay, Sunny Daze Dairy, LLC (Seymour, WI), 2019 World Forage Superbowl winner in the alfalfa haylage category
“Optimizing Production of Grass and Mixed Grass Hays” by Richard Halopka, Extension Clark County
Discussion with Aaron Barclay, Sunny Daze Dairy, LLC and Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County
“Using Small Grains to Fill a Forage Niche” with Scott Reuss, Extension Marinette/Oconto Counties and Matt Akins, Extension Dairy Specialist
“Alternative Forage Strategies When Alfalfa Fails” by Tom Kilcer, Forage Consultant, Advanced Ag Systems
For more information on the Focus on Forage webinar series contact Ashley Blackburn, Nutrient and Pest Management Outreach Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.