2015 Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center 219 S. Harrison Road East Lansing, MI 48823
Contact: 810-667-0341 or HouseT@anr.msu.edu.

March 12, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

This program is designed to help producers learn about new and innovative ideas, approaches, and solutions to challenges in the Great Lakes Regions’ forage based agriculture systems. Our special keynote speaker is Doug Peterson, Missouri NRCS District Conservationist.

Mr. Peterson’s Keynote Presentation - “The Building Blocks of Grassland Soil Health”

Other speakers and topics include:
*Betsy Dierberger, MI NRCS, - “The 2014 Farm Bill and Forage Production”
*Dr. Lisa Tiemann, MSU Soil Biologist - “Building Soil Fertility with Cover Crops in a Forage-based Systems”
*Dr. Jason Rowntree, MSU - “MSU Grass-fed Beef Research Update”
*Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension - “Forage Tissue Sampling Analysis”
*Dr. Ben & Denise Bartlett - “You, Livestock, Grass, Soil- Working Together for Profitability “
*Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist - “What’s New in Alfalfa Variety Management”
*Bob Barrons, MI UP Dairy Producer - “If You Can Graze It Here, You Can Graze It Anywhere”
*Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension - “Dairy Production in the Ukraine”

The Forage Spokesman Contest will showcase top Michigan forage producers as they vie for the opportunity to represent Michigan at the 2016 AFGC Conference.

The Michigan Forage Council will also be having their annual meeting during the event.

Registration: Early registration ends Friday, March 6, 2015.  Registrations cancelled within 7 days of program date will not be refunded. Registration includes lunch.

MFC Members: $45
Non-MFC Members: $55

On-site registrations will increase $10 per person and lunch may not be provided.


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