Dairy Forage Seminars

Dairy Forage Seminars at World Dairy Expo are hosted by the organizing partners of the World Forage Analysis Superbowl. Forage experts from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and other research centers work together to present seminars on cutting-edge research and information. These expert are also available throughout the week in the World Forage Analysis Superbowl space, located in the Trade Center at World Dairy Expo.

The following is the list of 2021 Dairy Forage Seminars and recordings of the presentations. Topics and speakers selected for 2022 will be announced this summer!

Wednesday, September 29
10:00 a.m.

Keeping the Rumen Healthy: A New Approach to Working with Fiber in Rations

Mary Beth Hall, Ph.D., U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wis.

1:30 p.m.

Forage Production and Quality at Sand Creek Dairy

Luke and Ethan Haywood, Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Mich.

Thursday, September 30

10:00 a.m.

Considerations for Using Warm-Season Annuals as Part of Your Forage System

John K. Bernard, Ph.D., P.A.S., Dipl. ACAN, University of Georgia, Tifton, Ga.

1:30 p.m.

LEAF (Leaves Enhance Alfalfa Forage) Testing Provides Opportunities for Improving Alfalfa Quality

David C. Weakly, Ph.D., Forage Genetics, West Salem, Wis.

Friday, October 1
10:00 a.m.

Forage Storage: Life After Harvest

Michelle Chang-Der Bedrosian, Ph.D., Vita Plus, Madison, Wis.

1:30 p.m.

How Do Handheld NIRS Instruments Measure Up?

Matthew Digman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.

Saturday, October 2
10:00 a.m.

Further Considerations for Making Baled Silages

Wayne K. Coblentz, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, Wis.

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership between Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, US Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and World Dairy Expo. To learn more about the Dairy Forage Seminar series or the World Forage Analysis Superbowl competition, visit foragesuperbowl.com