The Midwest Forage Association, with support from the Risk Management Agency, is hosting its Third Research Summit Nov. 16-18.
The event is followed by the first-ever Minnesota Forage Research Symposium hosted by U-M Extension, MFA, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and Minnesota Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
The Nov. 16-18 summit will be held at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud. Cost is $25 for MFA members and $50 for non-members.
Half-hour presentations occur the first day and include: a Grass and Grass/Legume Mixture Research Update by UMN's Paul Peterson, Forage Crop Insurance Options for 2010 & Beyond by RMA's Kevin Erickson, an update on an Alfalfa Sulfur Survey by UW-Extension's Jerry Clark, an update on WI's Alfalfa Yield & Persistence Project by UW-Extension's Mike Rankin, an update on the USDA-ARS Alfalfa/Forage Research Program in St. Paul by USDA-ARS's Deborah Samac, and an overview of USDA Conservation Programs for Forage Producers by USDA-NRCS's Paul Flynn.
Half-hour presentations the second day include Sorghum-A Potential Forage & Biomass Crop in North Dakota by NDSU's Marisol Berti, and a Roundup-Ready Alfalfa Update by Forage Genetics International's Mark Fanta. The summit includes a roundtable discussion of research opportunities and needs for the industry.
For more information and registration, visit www.midwestforage.org/stcloudmeeting.php or contact MFA staff at 651-484-3888, firstname.lastname@example.org.