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Optimizing Forage Profitability in 2018
Michigan Ag Connection - 03/12/2018

Production agriculture is facing the reality of lower net farm income for the coming growing season. Forage production, the third largest commodity crop in Michigan, is poised to be an area of profitability.

Join MSU Extension Specialists, Educators and guest speakers to learn more about areas pertaining to the profitability of forages in 2018.

This program, located in three convenient locations and open to all. Forage producers of alfalfa, grass, and corn silage as well as others such as custom forage harvesters, agribusinesses, veterans, and others interested in learning about forages are invited to attend.

The agenda includes:

- Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist: Alfalfa & Grass Mixes for Higher Income & Quality

- Dr. Tim Dietz, Monsanto: The Economics of HarvXtra Alfalfa

- Dr. Manni Singh, MSU Cropping Systems Agronomist: Choosing the Best Corn Silage Hybrid - Yield & Quality

- Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension Forage Educator: Forage Supply Side Economics

- Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension Grazing Educator: Optimizing Manure Economics for Forage Fertility

Cost is $10 per person (includes lunch and materials). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program running from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following locations:

- Bad Axe, March 13, Franklin Inn, 1070 E Huron Ave.

- Shepherd, March 22, Winding Brook Conference Center (RESD), 8240 S Genuine Rd.

- Coldwater, March 27, 4-H Cabin, Branch County Fair, 262 South Sprague St.

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