A 2012 symposium, scheduled for January 23-25, at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, will provide some of the latest and most relevant forage-related educational sessions the upper Midwest has to offer.
The Symposium, hosted jointly by the Midwest Forage Association (MFA), the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin (PNAAW), and the Wisconsin Custom Operators (WCO), promises to deliver an unparalleled program of forage and alfalfa-related information.
The Symposium features an impressive lineup of renowned university, USDA-ARS, industry, agency, and producer speakers from across the north central region who will be discussing topics MFA members themselves have identified as being the most relevant and timely.
General and concurrent session topics include (but are not limited to):
• Economic Trends & Ag: A View From the Chicago Fed
• GPS: Where Are We and Where Are We Headed?
• Justifying New Equipment Purchases
• Feed & Consequences: NIR Technology
• What's New in Corn Silage for Dairy Cattle
• The Best Options for Storing Silage on Your Farm
• Forages and Feed Efficiency in Dairy Heifers
• Forage Potassium: Evil Villain or Just Misunderstood
• MFRP Research Updates
• New Innovations in Forage Equipment
The 2012 Symposium will again feature Level 1 Certification for professional nutrient applicators, as well as a Pump Safety School for Dragline Operators.
These sessions will take place the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 23 and are free to participants who register for both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.
Full program preregistration for association members is $115, and single-day and multiple-person farm/business registration options are available.
For a full agenda, more information or to register online, visit the MFA website at www.midwestforage.org.