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World Dairy Expo: Dairy Forage Seminars provide additional education opportunities

Wisconsin State Farmer
World Dairy Expo forage seminars, led by professors, researchers, producers and industry representatives, will discuss various topics related to forage production, harvest, storage and feeding.

MADISON, WIS. – Dairy Forage Seminars, held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, will provide further educational opportunities to World Dairy Expo attendees, Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 6.

These seminars, led by professors, researchers, producers and industry representatives, will discuss various topics related to forage production, harvest, storage and feeding.

Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage in the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center.  

Dairy Forage Seminars schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., Strategies to Reduce Feed Costs on the Dairy, Mike Hutjens, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m., Dairy Nutrition Research Update, Ken Kalscheur, Geoff Zanton and Mary Beth Hall, Research Dairy Scientists, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. 

Thursday, October 4, 10 a.m.,  On-farm Feed and Forage Management for a 44,000-Pound Herd, Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Farms, Steve Woodford, Nutrition Professionals, Inc. 

Thursday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. Corn Silage for Dairy: Past, Present and a Look to the Future, Randy Shaver, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Friday, Oct. 5, 10:00 a.m., New Insights on Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures for Dairy, Jerry Cherney, Professor, Cornell University.  

Friday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m., Corn Silage Mycotoxins, Phil Cardoso, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m., Seeing the Total Financial Picture of the Dairy Puzzle, of Which Forage is One of the Pieces, Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus, Inc.   

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

To learn more, visit foragesuperbowl.org