Forages are an important crop in Wisconsin. Hay and Haylage accounts for over 2.3 million acres and with a current market value of over 1.1 billion dollars in Wisconsin, in the most recent summary of agricultural production in Wisconsin. Forages feed our beef, dairy, sheep and goat industries and are also an important crop in soil conservation and crop rotation.
The Focus on Forage series is a FREE, 7-part University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension webinar series highlighting research-based information and farmer strategies to optimize forage yield, quality, and profitability.
Webinars will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. from January 13th through March 3rd. CCA CEUs will be offered for each webinar.
Webinars are free, but registration is required by 5 p.m. the day before the event at https://go.wisc.edu/334pqz. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day of the meeting.
Topics for the first five webinars include:
• January 13 Top Ten Corn Silage Production Strategies
• January 20 Managing Alfalfa in Wisconsin’s Changing Forage Landscape
• January 27 Optimizing Production of Grass and Mixed Grass Hays
• February 3 Using Small Grains to Fill a Forage Niche
• February 10 Alternative Forage Strategies When Alfalfa Fails
• February 17 No Webinar
• February 24 To be determined
• March 3 To be determined
For more information on the Focus on Forage webinar series contact Ashley Blackburn, Nutrient and Pest Management Outreach Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.