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Alternative forages web seminar on April 3


The Brillion News

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. It is free to all.

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 at 1 p.m. Participants may join the webinar on Zoom:

To join via YouTube:

The agenda and speakers for the webinar will 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 

For more information, please contact Extension Sheboygan County Crops & Soils Agent Michael Ballweg at or Extension Brown County Agriculture Educator Elizabeth Binversie at  


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