To address key forage production and management issues in Minnesota, a series of Forage Workshops will be held the week of March 18th. Individual sites include Fergus Falls on March 19th in the AgCountry Farm Credit Service Building, Hutchinson on March 20th at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, and Rushford on March 21st at the Lynndyn Bridge Restaurant.
This program is developed by the University of Minnesota Extension and is aimed at current issues and research in forage production and management with the intent to increase forage production and producer farm profitability.
Topics, presenters, and agenda differ by location but include: 2013 Forage Production Outlook, Forage Fertility and Harvest Management and Alfalfa/Grass Production and Management (Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin), Maximizing Forage Utility and Feeding (Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension), Nitrogen Management for First and Second Year Corn After Alfalfa (Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension), Pasture Grazing and Management (Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota Extension), and Insect/Disease Management in forages (Dr.Phil Glogoza and Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota Extension).
Past participants expressed that they have benefited from the useful, research based, and timely information the University of Minnesota Extension brings to these meetings and the open discussion format designed to encourage audience participation. This program targets crop management information for producers and Ag professionals.
Registration is $25 which includes lunch and handouts. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program dismissing at 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred by March 14th. For more information contact Doug Holen 218-770-4396 for the Fergus Falls location, Nathan Winter at 320-484-4303 for the Hutchinson location, and Jerry Tesmer at 507-765-3896 for the Rushford location. Program agendas can be mailed or emailed upon request or by the following website link: http://z.umn.edu/