2023 Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference

March 9, 2023 10:00AM - 1:11PM Registration and tradeshow starts at 9:00 a.m.

Registration Deadline: March 9, 2023 - 03:30PM

AgroLiquid 3055 W M-21 St. Johns, MI 48879

Contact: Tina House


2023 Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference

"What's the Future of Forages"
Thursday, March 9, 2023
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Registration and tradeshow starts at 9:00 a.m.)

3055 W M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879
(1.5 miles west of downtown St. Johns on M-21)

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.

Keynote speaker:
Dan Olson
Wisconsin Dairy Farmer & Byron Seed Representative

Conference Agenda:
 9  A.M.               Registration & Tradeshow Opens

10 A.M.              Welcome & Introductions,

                           Gary Carmichael, Michigan Forage Council President

10:10 A.M.          Finding More Energy In Forages: whether dairy, beef, small ruminants or grassfeds, feeding high energy forages is the key.
Dan Olson, Wisconsin Dairy and Forage Grower, Byron Seed Company

10:45 A.M.          Break

11:00 A.M.          Forage Spokesperson Contest              

11:30 A.M.          MSU Forage Research Update 
                           Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist

Noon                  Luncheon Break

12:30 P.M.          Michigan Forage Council - Annual Business Meeting

1:10 P.M.            "Answering tough questions about tough weeds in hay and pasture fields"
Dr. Erin Burns, MSU Weed Scientist

1:50                   Afternoon Tradeshow Break

2:20                   Breakout Sessions

Room A

Room B

The Many Benefits of Grazing Dairy Heifers

Dan Olson, Wisconsin Dairy Farmer 

Reduced Prussic Acid Sorghum 

Dr. Shelby Gruss, MSU Forage Post-doctorate

Making Fencing Systems More Effective

Andy Nevill, Nevill Fencing Supply, Inc.

You Never Get Over a Good or Bad Start When Establishing Alfalfa

Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension Educator

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