Focus on Forage Webinar Series

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 A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day of the meeting.

Topics for the first five webinars include:

January 13
“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

January 20
“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

January 27
“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

February 3
“Using Small Grains to Fill a Forage Niche” with Scott Reuss, Extension Marinette/Oconto Counties and Matt Akins, Extension Dairy Specialist

February 10
“Alternative Forage Strategies When Alfalfa Fails” by Tom Kilcer, Forage Consultant, Advanced Ag Systems

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For more information on the Focus on Forage webinar series contact Ashley Blackburn, Nutrient and Pest Management Outreach Specialist, at

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