WAUPACA, Wis. — 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 Crops and Dairy Program Areas will be hosting “Growing & Feeding Alternative Forages” Webinar on Friday, April 3, 1:00 to 2:45 pm. Participants may join the webinar at http://bit.ly/extensionalternativeforages. Agenda and speakers 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. Just click this link to join the webinar on Friday, April 3 at 1:00 pm… http://bit.ly/extensionalternativeforages.
— University of Wisconsin Division of Extension Waupaca County
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