I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Series
From Field to Bunk: Growing and Feeding Dairy Quality Forages
Iowa Date and location:
January 11th – Orange City, IA – Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041
9:30 am – Registration & Refreshments
10:00 am – New Forage Genetic Lines and how they Impact the Dairy Industry – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension Forage Specialist
- Learn how forage genetic improvements in corn silage, sorghums and cover crops can influence the soil health and dairy diet performance in your operation.
10:45 am – Cover Crops – incorporating them into your Forage Production System – Sara Berg, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
- Learn about cover crop incorporation into your fields, rotation considerations and planting methods.
11:30 am – Break
11:45 am – Incorporating Cover Crops into Dairy Rations – James C. Paulson
- Incorporate the nuts and bolts of cover crops into your dairy farm, maximizing nutrition and profitability.
12:30 – Lunch
1:30 pm – Sponsor recognition
2:00 pm – Silage Pile Safety training for you & your employees – Keith Bolsen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, “The Silage Man”, Nationally known speaker in silage production and safety practices.
- Is your silage program safe? Silage safety practices and considerations to come home safely at the end of the day for you, your employees and family members.
2:45 pm – Evaluating Dairy Diets from the Nutritionist, to the Employee, to the Cow.– Co-presented – Fernando Diaz, DVM, PhD – Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant – Rosecrans Dairy Consulting & Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist
- Understand feeding inefficiencies as you deliver diets to your dairy herd.
3:30 pm – Evaluation & adjourn
$50 per person before December 29, 2017, $65 per person after December 29.
Students: $25 per person before December 29, 2017, $30 per person after December 29.
Iowa Registration Discounts will be offered as follows:
WIDA (Western Iowa Dairy Association) – 1 registration / member farm