Friday, August 22, 2014

Re-Launch of the Forage Quarterly newsletter

Welcome to a resumption of the Forage Quarterly newsletter. It will provide an informational outlet for the UMN Forage Team.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Forage and Cropping Specialist. As the Forage and Cropping Specialist, I will work closely with Regional and Local Extension Educators, State Specialist, USDA-ARS, and University Researchers in developing a research program that provides innovative approaches and technologies that improve the productivity and sustainability of Minnesota's forage systems. 

In addition to providing statewide leadership in research that provides solutions to current and future issues in forage production, I will leverage the results to produce high-quality research-based educational programs. The educational programing will take many forms, including the Forage Quarterly Newsletter, YouTube videos, online webinars and classes, along with traditional field days and winter workshops. 

Please feel free to contact your Regional and Local Educators with questions and concerns associated with forage production. We hope you find our first edition of the Forage Quarterly helpful. 

Please visit http://z.umn.edu/foragelistserve and subsucribe to the Forage Quarterly listserve to receive direct notification for each issue posting.

Sincerely,

M. Scott Wells

University of Minnesota Forage Team

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  • When does corn following alfalfa need nitrogen?
  • Wrapping hay
  • Reduce storage losses of round-bales
  • Pricing and using alternative forages for your farm 

University of Minnesota Extension Forages