Optimizing Forage Profitability in 2018 - Shepherd
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: See Description
Contact: Tina House, 810-667-0341; Phil Kaatz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Production agriculture is facing the reality of lower net farm income for the coming growing season. Forage production, the third largest commodity crop in Michigan, is poised to be an area of profitability.
Join MSU Extension Specialists, Educators and guest speakers to learn more about areas pertaining to the profitability of forages in 2018.
This program, located in three convenient locations and open to all. Forage producers of alfalfa, grass, and corn silage as well as others such as custom forage harvesters, agribusinesses, veterans, and others interested in learning about forages are invited to attend.
Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist: Alfalfa & Grass Mixes for Higher Income & Quality
Dr. Tim Dietz, Monsanto: The Economics of HarvXtra Alfalfa
Dr. Manni Singh, MSU Cropping Systems Agronomist: Choosing the Best Corn Silage Hybrid - Yield & Quality
Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension Forage Educator: Forage Supply Side Economics
Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension Grazing Educator: Optimizing Manure Economics for Forage Fertility
Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch and materials)
2018 Times, Dates, & Locations
Registration 9:30 a.m. Program 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. all locations
Tuesday, March 13
Thursday, March 22
Winding Brook Conference Center (RESD)
Tuesday, March 27