Other Seminars


Time Room Seminar
Tuesday, October 1
Yet to be announced
Wednesday, October 2
10:00 a.m. Arena Building Forage Seminar Stage

Differences in Making Alfalfa and Grass Silage
Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

1:30 p.m. Arena Building Forage Seminar Stage

Reducing Heat Damage in Hay and Haylage
Dan Undersander, Research and Extension Agronomist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:30 p.m. Monona University of Wisconsin-Madison Reception
4:30 p.m. Exhibition Hall Balcony

World Dairy Expo Tweetup
Presented by Papillon Agricultural Company

Thursday, October 3
9:30 a.m. Mendota 4

Treated Corn Stover
Featured speaker Steve Peterson from Monsanto discusses best practices for harvesting, storing and utilizing treated corn stover. Alan Grusby from ADM will cover how to effectively utilize it in dairy rations. Equipment representatives will also be on hand to talk about some of the newest innovations in processing and harvesting.

10:00 a.m. Arena Building Forage Seminar Stage

Using Forage Fiber Analyses to Get the Most from Your Cows
Rick Grant, President
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY

11:00 a.m. Wingra

BouMatic Dairy Day at World Dairy Expo
Presentations, games, and a chance to win a day with Dr. Gordie Jones conducting an onsite visit to your farm. Don't miss any of the excitement during the BouMatic Dairy Day in the Wingra Room at World Dairy Expo.

1:30 p.m. Arena Building Forage Seminar Stage

Have You Kept Pace with Improved Forage Testing Options?
Neal Martin, recently retired Center Director
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI

4:30 p.m. Mendota 4

Feeding Strategies When Forage Supplies Are Short
Featured speaker Randy Shaver from the University of Wisconsin discusses how to optimize dairy production and productivity during challenging conditions. Leo Brown from Monsanto will discuss corn silage hybrid selection strategies and using Genutiy RR alfalfa to more effectively establish stand and raise yields per acre.

4:30 p.m. Exhibition Hall Balcony

National Agri-Marketing Association Reception
Hosted by the Badger NAMA Chapter

Come enjoy this opportunity to mix and mingle with other ag marketing professionals from the dairy industry. Members from all chapters are welcome, and so those interested in learning more about NAMA!

Friday, October 4
Starting at
10:00 a.m.
Mendota 3 Grazing Seminars, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

10:00 – 10:55 a.m. Benefits of raising replacement heifers on pasture: Several recent studies at the University of Wisconsin indicate that heifers raised on pasture often perform better than confinement raised heifers when they join the confinement herd. Dr. Dave Combs, UW-Madison Dairy Science Department. Moderated by Laura Paine, DATCP.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Genetics for the Whole Cow: breeding for grazing systems: A panel of genetics experts from six major companies, including Peter Van Elzakker from CRV, Jerome Chateau from Normande Genetics, Dr. Gary Rogers from GenoGlobal, Mike Osmundson from Creative Genetics, Rinell Vincent from Taurus Services, and John Popp with Big Bear Genetics. Moderated by Dr. Les Hansen, University of Minnesota Dairy Science Department.

12:30 – 1:25 p.m. What's new in grass and legume varieties?: Performance of meadow fescue and other species and varieties under the variable climate conditions we're experienceing. Drs. Geoff Brink, Mike Casler, and Heathcliff Riday from US Dairy Forage Research Center. Moderated by Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW Extension.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Supplementation for the grazing cow: corn and alternatives: The economics, herd health, and milk production implications of supplementing with corn as well as alternatives such as flaxseed and molasses. Dr. Kathy Soder, Penn State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service and Dr. Brad Heins, University of Minnesota Dairy Science Department. Moderated by Tom Kriegl, UW Center for Dairy Profitability.

10:00 a.m. Waubesa, Kegonsa

Join producers, custom harvesters and nutritionists in an open discussion about Shredlage. Learn first-hand from those that have produced it, fed it and put it into practice. Your questions are the talking points of this roundtable discussion.

3:00 p.m. Wingra

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Grazing and Organic Seminars' Reception Opportunity to meet with speakers and sponsors for refreshments and conversation.

4:30 p.m. Monona UWRF CAFES Alumni Reception
Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. Arena Building Forage Seminar Stage

Corn Silage Yield Drivers and Profit Robbers
Joe Lauer, Extension Agronomist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Additional Saturday seminars are yet to be announced