Focus on Forage Webinar Series Offered in February & March 

Focus on Forage is a FREE, 4-part webinar series being offered by UW-Madison, Division of Extension.  The four sessions in the series will highlight research-based information and on-farm strategies to optimize forage yield, quality, and profitability in Wisconsin.  The series is presented live every other Wednesday in February and March, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Focus on Forage webinars are free for anyone to attend and will offer CCA CEUs.  Registration is required prior to the webinar of choice, at https://extension.wisc.edu/agriculture/farm-ready-research/ or search for “Wisconsin Extension Agriculture Virtual Education”.  You can register for any, or all four, of the Focus on Forage events there, as well as other webinars being offered in dairy, livestock, and farm management topics this winter.  After registering, a zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

Focus on Forage 2023

Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison – Nutrient and Pest Management Program and Division of Extension on February 1st and 15th, and March 1st and 15th for the 2022 Focus on Forage webinar series. Webinars are free and run from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Pre-registration is required at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available for each webinar.

Optimizing Corn Silage Production in WI
February 1, 2023 12:30-2:00 pm  
Best Management Practices for Profitable Corn SilageDr. Joe Lauer, UW Madison Extension Corn Agronomist
Research-Based Solutions for Managing Diseases of Silage CornDr. Damon Smith, UW Madison Extension Field Crop Pathology Specialist
Corn Silage Enterprise BudgetKevin Jarek, UW Madison Extension Crops and Soils Educator

Optimizing Alfalfa Production in WI 
February 15, 2023 12:30-2:00 pm  
Are Herbicides Reducing the Establishment Success of my Alfalfa?Dr. Mark Renz, UW Madison Professor and Extension Weed Specialist
Pest Management Decisions for AlfalfaSteve Okonek, UW Madison Extension Crops and Soils Educator
Monitoring Sulfur in Alfalfa and Fertilizer Source ComparisonsDr. John Jones, UW Madison Department of Soil Science ResearcherRegistration: http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch


Optimizing Alternative Forage Production in WI
March 1, 2023 12:30-2:00 pm  
Nitrogen Decisions for Alternative ForagesDr. John Jones, UW Madison Department of Soil Science Researcher
Maintaining and Renovating Quality Pastures Jason Cavadini, UW Madison Extension Grazing Outreach Specialist 
Utilizing Alternative Forages in Beef SystemsBill Halfman, UW Madison Extension Beef Outreach Specialist Registration: http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch


Forage Storage Management  
March 15, 2023 12:30-2:00 pm  
Optimum Hay Bale ManagementBill Halfman, UW Madison Extension Beef Outreach Specialist 
Should I use Inoculants?Dr. Kevin Panke-Buisse, USDA Dairy Forage Research Center, Research Microbiologist 
Baleage Management, Recent Study ResultsDr. Yoana Newman, UW Madison Extension Forage Specialist
Registration: http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch


For more information on the Focus on Forage webinar series contact Scott Reuss, 715-732-7510 or scott.reuss@wisc.edu  Reuss can also be contacted for any crops-related question or issue.

This program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program with special support from the following Extension Educators and Outreach Specialists: Scott Reuss, Marinette, Langlade, Shawano, and Oconto Counties, Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County, Jordan Schuler, Jefferson, Rock, and Walworth Counties, Michael Geissinger, Polk, Barron, St. Croix,and Pierce Counties, Steve Okonek, Trempealeau and Jackson Counties, Jerry Clark, Chippewa County, Jamie Patton, Northeast Region NPM Specialist, Dan Marzu, North Central Region NPM Specialist and Daniel Smith, Southwest Region NPM Specialist.

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension, provides equal opportunities to programming and employment including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.  For communicative accommodations in languages other than English, please contact oaic@extension.wisc.edu. For communicative accommodations based on a disability, please contact Heather Lipinski Stelljes at: heather.stelljes@wisc.edu. All requests will be kept confidential.