Focus on Forage Webinar Series

Focus on Forage

Focus on Forage is a FREE, 7-part Extension webinar series highlighting research-based information and farmer strategies to optimize forage yield, quality, and profitability in Wisconsin.  The series runs from January 13 to March 3.  Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Credits are available.

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WEBINAR SCHEDULE

January 13 

Corn Silage Top Ten by Jerry Clark, Agriculture Educator, Division of Extension UW-Madison, Chippewa County. 

Discussion with Mike Jenson, Jr., Jenson Family Farms, LLC (Elk Mound, WI) and Carlyle Westendorp, West-Vale-Vue Dairy (Nashville, MI), 2020 World Forage Superbowl winners in the standard corn silage and BMR corn silage categories, respectively

Fine Tuning Conservation on Forages by Ashley Blackburn, University of Wisconsin, Nutrient Pest Management Outreach Specialist

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2020 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Performance Trials

University of Wisconsin Corn Silage Resources

January 20 

Managing Alfalfa in Wisconsin’s Changing Landscape by Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County

Discussion with Aaron Barclay, Sunny Daze Dairy, LLC (Seymour, WI), 2019 World Forage Superbowl winner in the alfalfa haylage category

Soil Fertility and Conservation Considerations for Alfalfa Production by Dan Smith and Jamie Patton, University of Wisconsin, Nutrient and Pest Management Outreach Specialists

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Wisconsin Team Forage Resources 

January 27 

Using Dairy Manure to Fertilize of Forage Stands by Richard Halopka, Extension Clark County

Optimizing Production of Grass and Mixed Grass Forages by Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County

Discussion with Aaron Barclay, Sunny Daze Dairy, LLC and Kevin Jarek, Extension Outagamie County  

Soil Fertility and Considerations for Grass and Mixed Forage Hay by Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin, Nutrient and Pest Management Outreach Specialist

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February 3 

Summer Annual Grains as Forage: Why, How? with Scott Reuss, Extension Marinette/Oconto Counties and Matt Akins, Extension Dairy Specialist

Optimizing Yield and Quality of Winter Cereal Grain Forages by Matt Akins, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison 

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February 10 

Highlighting local Forage Councils and the Midwest Forage Association. with Chelsea Russell, MFA Local Council Coordinator, Craig Fietzer, Fietzer Dairy Farms; Todd Vogel, Riesterer & Schnell; and Randy Welch, CROPLAN®by WinField United

“Alternative Forage Strategies When Alfalfa Fails” by Tom Kilcer, Forage Consultant, Advanced Ag Systems

February 24

Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures for Dairy Forage:  Using Meadow and Tall Fescues with Dr. Jerry Cherney, Cornell University

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March 3

TBD 

 

 

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