Forage webinar captures highlights of winter Extension meetings

The Online Crop and Forage Highlights webinars series forage meeting was recorded and is now available to watch online.

On March 21, Michigan State University Extension offered the second of two webinar programs in the Online Crop and Forage Highlights webinar series. The idea was to provide condensed presentations on key topics by speakers from in-person winter agronomy meetings held across Lower Michigan, and to make them available state-wide. Anyone with a dependable, high-speed internet connection was able to participate from home or office free of charge. In addition, 11 hosted viewing sites were arranged across the state, including three in the Upper Peninsula. Participation at a viewing site required a small registration fee to cover the costs of host travel, refreshments and copies. It is noteworthy that very few of the 50 or so registered people signed up for viewing sites.

The webinar was recorded and is available for viewing online.

March 21, 2013 – Forages , video length 1 hour, 55 minutes, 59 seconds (1:55:59)

Recorded webinar details:
1. Introduction – Jim Isleib, MSU Extension

  • 0:00:00 – 0:01:50

2. “Corn Production – Yield Influencing Factors” – Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue

  • PRESENTATION (video clips): 0:01:51 – 0:23:45
  • Question/Answer: 0:23:46 – 0:26:54

3. “Rejuvenating Drought-Stressed Hayfields and Pastures” – Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU

  • PRESENTAION: 0:26:55 – 0:57:53

4. “Helping Producers Understand Components of Forage Costs of Production” – Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension

  • PRESENTATION: 0:57:54 – 1:29:19

5. “Getting to Know the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program” – Joe Kelpinski, MAEAP, MDARD

  • PRESENTATION: 1:29:20 – 1:55:05

6. Wrap up/evaluation – Jim Isleib

  • 1:55:06 – 1:55:59

MAEAP credits are available for those who view the recorded webinar.

This webinar series was the first of its kind for the MSU Extension field crops team. Participant responses were positive. Online programs won’t be replacing in-person Extension meetings any time soon, but electronic program delivery has arrived as a component of Extension’s overall presence and will make programs more available to more farmers.

Contact Extension educator Jim Isleib at 906-387-2530 with questions.

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