Alternative forages discussed during Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 4

Participants will get timely information on other potential forages from MSU forage specialist Kim Cassida and a weekly weather update from MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andresen.

Sudangrass, sudex and dwarf sorghum from left to right
Sudangrass, sudex and dwarf sorghum from left to right. Photo by Kim Cassida, MSU.

In a changing world comes the opportunity to grow forages outside the traditional box of alfalfa, grass or corn silage. Join us for Michigan State University Extension’s Field Crops Virtual Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, with MSU forage specialist Kim Cassida to learn about the potential of warm season alternative forages like sorghums and millets.  

The Field Crops Virtual Breakfast sessions are held every week during the growing season via Zoom. These virtual meetings take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. from April 16 through Sept. 10, 2020. In cooperation with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), RUP credits will now be available for the live sessions. Each week will have a specific code provided to attendees. The recertification credits will not be available to those viewing the recordings or podcasts. Categories will be Commercial core, Private core and 1A.

Participating is easy and free! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line. If you are new to Zoom, simply download the Zoom app and you will be ready to join online every week to see visuals shared by presenters. A call-in by phone option is also available but note that you will only hear the audio portion.

Participants must sign up to receive an email notification with instructions for joining the Virtual Breakfast. You only need to do this once and you will receive the Zoom link and call-in phone number, as well as weekly reminders every Wednesday. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.

Sign up to receive Virtual Breakfast Zoom information

If you cannot participate in the live session at 7 a.m., you can view the recorded version at any time. However, only the live session will be eligible for RUP credits. Recordings will be closed-captioned and available at the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast page and the MSU Extension Field Crops Team social media platforms: FacebookTwitterSpotifyApple Podcasts and YouTube.

If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341.

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