Challenges with this
Year's Corn Crop Meeting
Area dairy, livestock, and cash grain farmers are invited to attend the Challenges with this Year's Corn Crop meeting, co-hosted by the UW-Extension, AgStar Financial Services and Lakeland Coop.
The meeting is an opportunity to discuss crop insurance adjustments and reporting, making decisions on immature corn, and 2013's weather effects on corn silage production, quality, feed value, and pricing.
UW-Extension's Pat Hoffman, dairy nutritionist, and Stuart Rymph, dairy nutrition and technical services specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition will discuss on the impacts of harvesting an immature corn crop and effects on silage quality and feed value.
Jordan Connor with AgStar Risk Management will cover best practices for crop insurance adjustments and production reporting in light of the challenging growing conditions we've seen this year.
Tim Jergenson, Barron County Agricultural Agent will discuss buying/selling silage while adjusting price for moisture/quality.
Producers attending this program are encouraged to bring whole-plant corn samples with them for moisture testing. Lakeland Coop and Dairyland Labs are cooperating to provide on-site moisture testing for samples brought to the meeting.
The event will be held at the Moose Club, located at 40 E Newton St, Rice Lake.
The program begins at 10 a.m. There is no cost for the workshop.
Pre-registrations are requested for the lunch count to AgStar at 866-577-1831 by Sept. 4.