Extending The Grazing Season With Forage Crops


Extending The Grazing Season With Forage Crops

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Friday, October 18, 2013
1- 5 p.m.

Field Day Interested in improving your forage management plans? Then attend KBS “Forage Crops ” field day. This free event is open to all farmers, consultants and industry professionals with a desire to learn, discuss or exchange ideas about efficient planning, management and use of forage crops and cover crop mixtures in pasture-based farms.

The grazing value and agronomic role of different forage crops and cover crop mixtures will be
discussed with an emphasis on research being conducted at the KBS Pasture Dairy Center and MSU South Campus Farm.

Topics will include:
• Agronomic value of Forage Brassicas (Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU)
• Use of Forage Rape as single or double crop in pasture-based systems (Dr. Santiago Utsumi, MSU-KBS)
• Opportunities for Sorghum Sudan in pasture-based farms (Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, MSU)
• Strip grazing of Forage Crops and Cover Crop Mixtures (Dr. Jerry Lindquist, MSUE)
• Forage Crops: the industry perspective (John Snider, PGG Seeds; Gerry Davis, Byron Seeds LLC)

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, October 16th, 2013: There is no fee to attend.


Contact Misty Klotz at: klotzmis@msu.edu or 269-671-2402
Learn about the KBS Pasture Dairy at: http://pasturedairy.kbs.msu.edu/
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9.20.2013