Michael Ballweg, Regional Crops and Soils Agent
An educational program for farmers, industry agronomists and dairy nutritionists where they learned about the environmental benefits of utilizing grasses for dairy rations, better alfalfa winter survival when seeded with perennial grass and improved animal health when grasses are included in dairy cow diets. The goal is to help farmers grow high quality grasses, which benefit cow health, farm profits and water quality.
The Extension program held in Waldo, was developed in partnership with the Sheboygan County Forage Council, UW-Marshfield Research Station and Byron Seeds. Nearly 40 people attended from Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Washington, Fond du Lac and Manitowoc counties. The programmed was well received providing new insights for practices that may improve dairy farm profitability and the environment.