News Release

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CONTACT: Kristin Olson, Media Relations Manager,
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Seminars Address Forage Opportunities

MADISON, WIS. – The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again hosting forage seminars for those attending World Dairy Expo®. This year’s schedule includes discussions about small grain forages, impacts of genetic changes in forages, limiting leaf loss in alfalfa and safety protocols. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, located on the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center.

Following is a schedule of the 2017 Forage Seminars:

Wednesday, Oct. 4
10:00 a.m.     Cereal-Grain Forages: Providing Nutrient Management Options and Dairy Forage
                      Wayne Coblentz, Research Agronomist/Dairy Scientist
                      U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center

1:30 p.m.      Cereal-Grain Forages: Points to Consider When Adding Them to Dairy Cattle Diets
                      Matt Akins, Assistant Scientist, Department of Dairy Science
                      Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, Oct. 5
10:00 a.m.     What Are the Cows Saying About Reduced Lignin Alfalfa?
                      Mark McCaslin, Vice President of Research
                      Forage Genetics International

1:30 p.m.       How Do Advances in Corn Breeding Improve the Corn for Silage?
Natalia de Leon, Professor of Agronomy
                      University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, Oct. 6
10:00 a.m.     Bunker and Pile Safety - Get Your Wake-Up Call Today  
                      Keith Bolsen, Professor Emeritus
                      Kansas State University

1:30 p.m.      Undigested Fiber in Forages– What Does It Mean to a Dairy Cow?
Dave Combs, Professor of Dairy Science
                      University of Wisconsin-Madison

Saturday, Oct. 7
10:00 a.m.     Reducing Leaf Loss During Alfalfa Harvest
Dan Undersander, Forage Extension Specialist
                      University of Wisconsin-Madison

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with DairyBusiness Communications, Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, US Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo. To learn more, visit