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World Dairy Expo 2019: Dairy Forage Seminars provide extensive knowledge

Published on 30 September 2019

A yearly highlight for World Dairy Expo, the Dairy Forage Seminars will once again be held along with the World Forage Analysis Super Bowl to provide educational opportunities to attendees.

These seminars, held from Oct. 2-5, will be led by educators, scientists, producers and industry professionals as they cover forage production topics including harvest, storage and feeding. These seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar stage, located at the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center.

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The World Forage Analysis Super Bowl, an exciting and expanding forage competition, will award over $22,000 in cash prizes.

The 2019 dairy forage seminars are scheduled as follows:

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
10 a.m.
Interseeding Alfalfa into Silage Corn

John Grabber, research agronomist, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin

1:30 p.m.
How We Make Dairy-Quality Hay and Baleage

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Don Hasselquist, forage producer, Osceola, Wisconsin

THURSDAY, OCT. 3
10 a.m.
Corn Silage Hybrids: Cost of Digestible Fiber

Mike Miller, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, New York

1:30 p.m.
Managing Manure on Forage Crops for Economic and Environmental Benefits

Eric Young, research soil scientist, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin

FRIDAY, OCT. 4
10 a.m.
Evaluating Reduced-Lignin Alfalfa Yield and Quality Across the United States

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Kim Cassida, extension forage specialist, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1:30 p.m.
Incorporation of Cereal-Grain Forages into Rations for Lactating Cows

Gonzalo Ferreira, dairy management extension specialist, Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

SATURDAY, OCT. 5
10 a.m.
Getting the Most Out of Your Rations: Feed and Nitrogen Efficiency

Geoff Zanton, research dairy scientist, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin  end mark

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