FOLEY, Minn. — The Alternative Annual Forage/Cover Crop Plot Field Day is changing! Due to the recent drought issues throughout this area, the field day will be adapted to cover those topics. As part of this effort, the time, day, and locations have changed from what was listed on the postcard and brochure. The new details are as follows:
Melrose City Hall
August 17th, 10am to noon
225 First St NE, Melrose, MN
August 17th, 1pm to 3:30pm
8133 170th Ave NE, Oak Park, MN 56352
Topics covered will include agronomic and feeding considerations for drought stressed forages, and opportunities for cover crops and manure applications. We will also have members of both Benton and Stearns Soil and Water Conservation Districts in attendance, as well as insurance representatives to help answer any of those relevant questions. The topics covered will be similar for both locations with some slight differences. Those attending the Drought Stress Field Day at Emslander’s will have an opportunity to tour his facilities and tour the Alternative Forage Crops/Cover Crop plots. Pre-registration is not required but will help with counts. Contact Nathan Drewitz at (608) 515-4414 or email@example.com for more information.
These programs are sponsored by Albert Lea Seed, Benton County SWCD, Byron Seed, Centrasota, Central Minnesota Forage Council, Compeer Financial, Minnesota Dairy Initiative, Midwest Forage Association, and the Paynesville Coop. To receive future events, educational programming, and agronomic updates by email, signup at z.umn.edu/tricountysignup.
— Nathan Drewitz University of Minnesota Extension
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