News Release

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Communications Manager, kschmitt@wdexpo.com
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Dairy Forage Seminars Selected for WDE 2021

MADISON, WIS. – Presented during World Dairy Expo® by industry experts, Dairy Forage Seminars are centered around cutting-edge research and information regarding topics such as forage quality, harvest and storage. The experts selected to present in 2021, from the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and other research centers, will also be available throughout the week in the new World Forage Analysis Superbowl space, now located in the Trade Center at World Dairy Expo.

The following schedule of 2021 Dairy Forage Seminars will be presented on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage at the south end of the new Trade Center:

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. 

Wednesday, September 29, 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. 

Thursday, September 30, 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. 

Friday, October 1, 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.  

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