FOLEY, Minn. — The Central Minnesota Drought Stress Forage Workshops and Field Days are this week! Join us to learn more about managing corn silage and other potential forage sources in the current drought conditions. Even with the widespread rainfall over the past couple of weeks we are still dealing with the droughts impact on corn silage and other forage crops throughout the region. These workshops and field days will help provide information related to these issues to help with on-farm decisions. There are three different opportunities spread throughout Central Minnesota. Join us at any one of the locations that is most convenient.
Melrose City Hall
August 17th, 10:00am to noon
225 First St NE, Melrose, MN 56352
August 17th, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
8133 170th Ave NE, Oak Park, MN 56357
Munson Lakes Nutrition
August 19th, 10:00am-2:00pm
917 6th Street, Howard Lake, MN 55349
Although no two workshops will have the same agenda, they will cover the similar topics. Topics covered will include agronomic and feeding considerations for drought stressed forages, opportunities for cover crops and manure applications, tips for pricing drought stressed corn silage, and updates from local FSA, NRCS, and SWCD office. The Munson Lakes Nutrition and Emslander’s Farm locations will have a tour of cover crops that can potentially double as forage crops. Pre-registration is not required but will help us plan. Contact Nathan Drewitz at (608) 515-4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Melrose and Oak Park locations and Adam Austing at (763) 682-7381 of email@example.com for the Howard Lake location.
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, Munson Lakes Nutrition, and the Paynesville Coop.
— Nathan Drewitz, University of Minnesota Extension
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