ONLINE — Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is adding to its popular online course series with a course that focuses on forage management. The Forage Management online course offers practical information for day-to-day management and decision-making of forage crops. Topics will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation, and feedout of quality feed. Aspects of the course are specific to Northeast U.S. growing conditions and horizontal silos (bunks, trenches, drive over piles) but most of the material will be applicable to any dairy operation and storage structure. The course targets decision-makers and key employees in the cropping and feeding system on the farm and will include a mix of basic “101” level material combined with more advanced concepts and recent research findings. Visit cals.cornell.edu/education/degrees-programs/forage-management for more information and to register.
- Fermentation & Silage Science
- Forage Variety Selection & Quality Considerations
- Forage Harvest Management
- Silage Storage & Management
- TMR Mixing Procedure & Maintenance
- Feed Out & Feed Bunk Management
Instructors include: Dr. Larry Chase, Cornell University; Mat Haan, Organic Valley; Betsy Hicks, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems; Joe Lawrence, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY; Dr. Kristan Reed, Cornell University; and Dr. Bill Stone, Diamond V.
–Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY