News Release

June 14, 2018

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Dairy Forage Seminars Provide Additional Education Opportunities at World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – Dairy Forage Seminars, held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, will once again provide further educational opportunities to World Dairy Expo attendees, Wednesday, October 3 through Saturday, October 6. These seminars, led by professors, researchers, producers and industry representatives, will discuss various topics related to forage production, harvest, storage and feeding. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage in the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center.

The following is a schedule of the 2018 Dairy Forage Seminars:

Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.
Strategies to Reduce Feed Costs on the Dairy
Mike Hutjens, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

Wednesday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.
Dairy Nutrition Research Update
Ken Kalscheur, Geoff Zanton and Mary Beth Hall, Research Dairy Scientists, USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center 

Thursday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.
On-farm Feed and Forage Management for a 44,000-Pound Herd
Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Farms
Steve Woodford, Nutrition Professionals, Inc.

Thursday, October 4, 1:30 p.m.
Corn Silage for Dairy: Past, Present and a Look to the Future
Randy Shaver, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Friday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.
New Insights on Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures for Dairy 
Jerry Cherney, Professor, Cornell University 

Friday, October 5, 1:30 p.m.
Corn Silage Mycotoxins
Phil Cardoso, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois 

Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.
Seeing the Total Financial Picture of the Dairy Puzzle, of Which Forage is One of the Pieces
Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus, Inc. 

In addition to the Dairy Forage Seminars, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again seeking entries for the ever-growing forage competition with more than $22,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Producers wishing to enter corn silage samples must have entries submitted by July 1. All other category entries must be received by August 30. For more information about entering the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, visit

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