Upper Peninsula forage research highlighted at upcoming field day
Learn how to maximize your on-farm forage potential at this twilight event.
The Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center will host a Forage Twilight Program on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The program will feature the various forage-based research projects that are being conducted at the farm.
- Annual clover trial – Dr. Kim Cassida
- Reduced-lignin alfalfa trial – Dr. Kim Cassida
- Alfalfa and forage grass performance trials – Christian Kapp
- Small grains and pea forage variety trial – Monica Jean
- Alfalfa nurse crop species and seeding rate trial – Jim Isleib
- Cover crop species performance trial – Dr. Dean Baas
To cap the evening, featured presenter, Mike Buis, has been invited to speak on Extending the Grazing Seaon with Cover Crops. Buis is a third generation cattle rancher and farmer from Chatham, Ontario. He has developed a practical and sustainable system of growing and grazing cover crops and will share his successes and failures over the past ten years. The Buis’s own a mixed farming operation with vegetable and field crops as well as a herd of 350 beef cows. They are an innovative farm and not afraid to try new operational techniques. They raise, finish and sell their beef in their own retail store. Learn more here.