Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference

Date: March 7, 2012 - March 8, 2012
Location: Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

A two-day event full of cutting edge programs and tradeshow displays on hay and silage production along with pasture based grazing management. Speakers include university researchers, innovative farmers and industry leaders from the Great Lakes Region.

Topics for Wednesday, March 7 (9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

  • Food & Agriculture – A Leader     in Michigan’s Reinvention - MDARD Director Keith Creagh
  • Improving Soil Health with Cover     Crops - Joshua Dukart, Certified Educator of Holistic Management,     Bismarck, North Dakota
  • RFV vs. RFQ Feed Testing: Why It     Matters - Dr. Michael Allen, MSU Animal Science

Topics for Thursday, March 8 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • Tallgrass MOB & Grass Fed     Research - Dr. Jason Rowntree, MSU Animal Science Department
  • Hay & Silage Markets in 2012 -     Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension Forage Educator
  • Grazing Stocker Cattle in Michigan     - Lynn Gould, Clare County & Kevin Gould, MSU Extension Beef Educator

Complete registration instructions and schedule can be viewed at www.msue.msu.edu/osceola. Contact Jerry Lindquist at 231-832-6139 for more information.