2016 Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference 3-10-16

Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
Contact: Tina House, 1800 Imlay City Road, Suite 1 in Lapeer, MI 48446, 810-667-0341, Houset@anr.msu.edu

March 10, 2016
9 - 10 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Conference Sessions

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. The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Dan Undersander, Professor at University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Undersander is one of the foremost authorities on forage management in the Midwest. 

Conference Agenda

9 - 10 a.m. Registration

10 a.m.  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dan Undersander - “The Future of Forages”

10:45 a.m. Forage Spokesperson Contest - “A showcase of Michigan forage producers vying for the opportunity to represent Michigan at the 2017 AFGC Conference.”

Michigan Forage Council Annual Meeting

1 p.m. Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Dan Undersander - “Advances in Hay Machinery “

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:

Hay & Silage Management Sessions:

2 p.m.  Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU - “Current MSU Forage Research on grass/alfalfa establishment, Roundup Ready alfalfa, and cover crops for haylage.”

3 p.m. Forage Soil Fertility Topics 

                Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension: “Alfalfa sulfur tissue test survey results”

                Dr. Kim Cassida: “Potash for alfalfa:  Why does it matter?”

3:30 p.m. Producer Panel - Baleage Production

Grazing Management Sessions:

2 p.m. Dr. Jason Rowntree, MSU “Grassfed Beef Project Update”

3 p.m. Producer Panel - “Grassfed Beef”

3:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, MSU - “Optimizing forages for sheep & goat production systems” 

2:30 - 3 p.m. -  Vendor break for all


Early registration ends Friday, March 4, 2016. Registrations cancelled within seven 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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