The 2013 Dairy Forage Day will offer forage producers and agricultural professionals "cutting edge" information related to forage production and utilization. It will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at UW-Fond du Lac in Room 114 University Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The morning program will begin with a presentation by Mike Rankin, Fond du Lac County Extension crops and soils agent, discussing results of the "Wisconsin Alfalfa Yield and Persistence Project." Dr. Michelle Windle, Vita Plus dairy technical service specialist, will present information on getting the best value back from forage inoculants.
Following lunch, Tina Kohlman, Fond du Lac County Extension dairy and livestock agent, will discuss results from the Wisconsin Cost of Raising Dairy Replacements Survey. Cheryl Skjolaas, UW-Extension farm safety specialist, will then lead a discussion on the proposed new road rules for implements of husbandry. To conclude the day, a farm panel will discuss what worked and didn't work in an effort to beat the forage shortage experienced during the past two years.
The Fond du Lac County Forage Council is sponsoring the event. A short business meeting of the council will follow the educational session. The cost of the program is $10 per person (includes lunch and materials). Pre-register for the meeting by Monday, Dec. 9 by contacting the Fond du Lac County Extension office (UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Ph: 920-929-3171). A registration form is available on the UW Extension-Fond du Lac Co. Agronomy web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/crops/DFDay13.pdf
Source: UW Extension