Growing and Feeding Alternative Forages Webinar

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Event Information

Date: 

April 3rd, 2020

Time: 

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Contact: 

Michael Ballweg

Email: 

michael.ballweg@wisc.edu

To assist farmers, nutritionists, and agronomists in decisions regarding growing and feeding alternative forages, UW Madison Extension will be offering a Growing & Feeding Alternative Forages Webinar on April 3, 2020.

The 2019 growing and harvest season will go down in the history books as the most challenging one in memory. Alfalfa winterkill, record precipitation, below normal temperatures, delayed planting, excessive mud, and brutal harvest conditions made for a difficult year for farmers and custom business owners who work with farmers.  The effects of Mother Nature from 2019 certainly have had, and will continue to have, an impact on feed inventories and quality throughout Eastern Wisconsin.

Because of the financial impact of feed quality and quantity on the milking herd and replacement animals, UW-Madison Extension iCrops and Dairy Program Areas will  be hosting “Growing & Feeding Alternative Forages” Webinar on Friday, April 3 at 1:00 pm. Participants may join the webinar via Zoom at http://bit.ly/extensionalternativeforages or via YouTube at https://go.wisc.edu/mmq669.

The agenda and speakers for the webinar will include:

  • Tools for Helping to Determine On Farm Forage Inventories, Extension Outagamie County Crops & Soils Educator Kevin Jarek

  • Alternative Forages for Dairy, Extension Dairy Specialist Matt Akins and Extension Forage Specialist Yoana Newman

  • Connecting Forage Quality to Dairy Performance, Rock River Laboratories Director Research & Development and UW-Madison Dairy Science Adjunct Professor John Goeser

Registration is not required.  Please join us for this informative webinar on April 3 at via Zoom at http://bit.ly/extensionalternativeforages or via YouTube at https://go.wisc.edu/mmq669.

For more information, please contact Extension Sheboygan County Crops & Soils Agent Michael Ballweg at michael.ballweg@wisc.edu or Extension Brown County Agriculture Educator Elizabeth Binversie at elizabeth.binversie@wisc.edu.


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