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I-29 Moo University hosts winter workshop series

PIPESTONE — Come learn how to incorporate cover crops and new forage genetic lines into the forage production system for dairies at an upcoming I-29 Extension dairy meeting. The Minnesota workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10, at the Pipestone Veterinary Services, 1801 Forman Dr., Pipestone. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Guest speakers and topics include Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist, discussing how new genetics in corn silage, sorghum and different cover crops influence soil health and yields; Sarah Berg, South Dakota State Extension agronomist, discussing incorporating cover crops into forage production systems; Jim Paulson, Fieldstone Consulting, discussing how cover crops can best be incorporated into dairy rations to maximize performance and profit; Keith Bolsen, Kansas State University, discussing silage pile and bunker safety considerations; and Jim Salfer, U of M Extension, and Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension, presenting information on feeding inefficiencies in cow diets. Pre-registration deadline is Dec. 29 for a reduced fee. Register here.