Dairy forage seminars, held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, will once again provide further educational opportunities to World Dairy Expo attendees on Oct. 3-6.

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.

In addition to the Dairy Forage Seminars, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl will award more than $22,000 in cash prizes in the ever-growing forage competition.

World Forage Analysis Superbowl

The following is a schedule of the 2018 dairy forage seminars:

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
Strategies to reduce feed costs on the dairy


Mike Hutjens, professor emeritus, University of Illinois

Wednesday, Oct. 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, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
On-farm feed and forage management for a 44,000-pound herd

Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Farms, and Steve Woodford, Nutrition Professionals Inc.

Thursday, Oct. 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, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
New insights on alfalfa-grass mixtures for dairy

Jerry Cherney, professor, Cornell University

Friday, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Corn silage mycotoxins

Phil Cardoso, assistant professor, University of Illinois

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 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.  end mark

PHOTO 1: World Dairy Expo attendees can see award-winning forage samples from the World Forage Analysis Superbowl. Photo courtesy of Kelly Kendall Studios.

PHOTO 2: Dairy Forage Seminar Stage. Photo courtesy of Trevor Olson Photography.