Calumet Forage Council sets agenda for twilight meeting

Ray Mueller
Now Media Group


Three presentations are on the agenda for the Calumet County Forage Council's summer twilight meeting at 7 pm Wednesday, July 13, at custom cropping operator Greg Vollmer's machine shed at N6171 Elm Road.

The evening's program will start with an update of the federal Farm Service Agency's ongoing programs by Tom Schneider, who is the executive director for the offices in Calumet and Manitowoc counties.

University of Wisconsin Extension Service dairy scientist Randy Shaver will give a presentation on how agronomists and nutritionists can work together on making management decisions that affect dairy herd production and health.

The formal program will conclude with demonstration farm project manager Brent Petersen of the Brown County land and water conservation department outlining the cover crop and related water quality research on four farms in the Lower Fox River watershed. A social with a light lunch and beverages will follow.

There is no cost to attend the meeting which is sponsored by the Calumet County Extension Service office, the county's forage council, the Midwest Forest Association and Fox Valley Technical College.