Focus on Forage Webinar Series 2024

Focus on Forage Webinar Series 2024

  • Feb. 22, 2024 – Focus on Forage Insurance
  • Feb. 28, 2024 – Focus on Alfalfa
  • Mar. 6,  2024 – Focus on Annual Forages
  • Mar. 20,2024 – Focus on Pastures
Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension for the 2024 Focus on Forage webinar series. Webinars are free and run from 12:30 to 1:30 pmPre-registration is required. Register here or by using the button below. You only need to register once and you will receive access to all four webinars. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available for each webinar. Past webinar recordings can be found on the Focus on Forage Website.


Focus on Forage Insurance

February 22, 2024 12:30-1:30 pm  

Risk Management Products for Wisconsin Forage ProductionPamela Stahlke, USDA RMA Decision-Making Strategies with Forage Insurance for Wisconsin FarmsDr. Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin 

1.0 Crop Management CEUs (pending)

Focus on Alfalfa

February 28, 2024 12:30-1:30 pm
Alfalfa Management following 2023 DroughtScott Newell, University of WisconsinReplanting Failed Stands: Alfalfa AutotoxicityDr. Kim Cassida, Michigan State University  Herbicide Carryover in Alfalfa EstablishmentDr. Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin

Potato Leafhopper Management in AlfalfaDr. Emily Bick, University of Wisconsin

0.5 Crop Management, 0.5 IPM CEUs (pending)

Focus on Annual Forages

March 6, 2024 12:30-1:30 pm

Annual Forage Options for WIDr. Marta Kohmann, University of WisconsinFeeding Alternative Forages to Dairy CattleDr. Luiz Ferrareto, University of Wisconsin Nitrogen Demand of Winter Cereal Forages in WIJohn Jones, University of WisconsinNitrogen Considerations for 2024 – Carryover and Rate PlanningChris Bandura, University of Wisconsin0.5 Nutrient Management, 0.5 Crop Management CEUs (pending)

Focus on Pastures
March 20, 2024 12:30-1:30 pm

Improving the Production Potential of PasturesJason Cavadini, University of WisconsinManaging the Summer SlumpSteve Okonek, University of WisconsinPasture Species Mixes for Climate ResilienceDr. Marta Kohmann, University of WisconsinEstablishment Success of Forages in Renovated Forests for SilvopastureStefania Cartoni-Casamitjana, University of Wisconsin
1.0 Crop Management CEUs (pending)

This program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension with special support from the following Extension Educators and Outreach Specialists: Scott Reuss, Marinette and Oconto Counties; Kevin Jarek, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties; Steve Okonek, Trempealeau and Jackson Counties; Jerry Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties; Josh Kamps, Rock, Jefferson, and Walworth Counties; Dan Marzu, North Central Region NPM Specialist; Scott Newell, Alfalfa Outreach Specialist; Liz Gartman, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties; Megan Sankey, Communications Specialist; Anne Pfeiffer, Crops and Soils Program Manager; Jason Cavadini, Grazing Outreach Specialist.