Alfalfa U | Sioux Falls, SD | Feb. 5 

Learn agronomic, marketing and management information at this free, farmer-focused program.

Alfalfa U  | Sioux Falls, SD | Feb. 5

Learn agronomic, marketing and management information at this free, farmer-focused program.

Sponsored by Alforex Seeds and John Deere, is a free, one-day session packed with agronomic and marketing information in a fast-paced, informative format. A slate of renowned speakers from university extension programs and private companies will present information on several topics including: weed control in alfalfa; harvesting for quality; irrigating alfalfa efficiently; optimizing forage quality; making high-quality hay with steam and interpreting forage test results.

You don’t want to miss this event! Register today.

There is no charge to attend Alfalfa U and lunch is included.

OUR SPEAKERS

Feeding the New Highly Digestible Alfalfas

David Combs

Feeding highly digestible alfalfas to dairy cows
Weed Control in Alfalfa

Nevin Lawrence

Weed Control in Alfalfa
Alforex

Doug Bastian

Alforex
Fertilization for yield and quality

Curt Woolfolk, M.S.

Fertilization for yield and quality
Role of inoculants and preservatives

Jeff Roberts

Role of inoculants and preservatives
The Importance of Stem to Leaf Ratio

Don Miller

The Importance of Stem to Leaf Ratio
Making High Quality Hay with Steam

Spencer Douglas

Making High Quality Hay with Steam
Closing keynote

Bruce Anderson

Closing keynote

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30AM

Registration

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Open General Session

9:00AM - 10:45am

9:00am

Welcome

9:00am - 9:15am

9:15am

Farmer Panel

9:15am - 10:00am

Growing and managing the new highly digestible alfalfas

10:00AM

Keynote

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Feeding highly digestible alfalfas to dairy cows – David Combs

10:45AM

Break

10:45AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM

AM Breakout 1

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Role of inoculants and preservatives – Jeff Roberts Q&A with Keynote – David Combs Making quality hay with steam – Spencer Douglas

11:30AM

Break

11:30AM - 11:40AM

11:40AM

AM Breakout 2 - Repeat

11:40AM - 12:10PM

12:10PM

Lunch

12:10PM - 1:15PM

Alforex – Doug Bastian
John Deere
Insurance update for alfalfa producers – Glenda Blindert

1:15PM

PM Breakout 3

1:15PM - 1:45PM

Baling technology – John Deere Benefits of fungicides – Derek Cottrill Weed control in alfalfa – Nevin Lawrence

1:45PM

Break

1:45PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM

PM Breakout 4 - Repeat

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Baling technology – John Deere Benefits of fungicides – Derek Cottrill Weed control in alfalfa – Nevin Lawrence

2:30PM

Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

2:30PM

PM Breakout 5

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Swathing/cutting technology – John Deere Importance of stem to leaf ratio – Don Miller Fertilization for yield and quality – Curt Woolfolk

3:15PM

Break

3:15PM - 4:00PM

3:15PM

PM Breakout 6 - Repeat

3:15PM - 4:00PM

Swathing/cutting technology – John Deere Importance of stem to leaf ratio – Don Miller Fertilization for yield and quality – Curt Woolfolk

4:00PM

Closing General Session

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Closing keynote – Bruce Anderson