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 grains, 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 foragesuperbowl.org.