Seminars address forage opportunities

Wisconsin State Farmer
2017 World Forage Analysis Superbowl

MADISON - The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again hosting forage seminars for those attending World Dairy Expo® from Oct. 4 - 7. 

This year’s schedule includes discussions about small grain forages, 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.

2017 Forage Seminars

Wednesday, Oct. 4
10 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 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 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 a.m.    Reducing Leaf Loss During Alfalfa Harvest; Dan Undersander, Forage Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with DairyBusiness Communications, Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, US Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo.

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