Building on the success of previous one-day silage conferences, the Iowa Beef Center, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lallemand Animal Nutrition are holding a similar opportunity for cattle producers and others who are interested this summer.
While the quality of topics and speakers continues, the delivery method is different. The event is now a four-part webinar series, each with a specific topic and speaker.
Dan Loy, director of the Iowa Beef Center and Extension beef specialist at Iowa State University, says organizers hope the change will allow more producers to view and access the information at times that work for them.
“We plan to record all four of the webinars and make those recordings available through our website,” Loy says. “Even if you can’t participate in a live session, the information will still be available to all, as it will be archived online. Registration is free.”
The series is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, on July 7, July 14, July 28 and Aug. 4.
Session topics, speakers
Speakers and topics for each of the sessions are:
• July 7. Silage production and the impacts of dry weather and limited water; Jourdan Bell, assistant professor and agronomist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research.
• July 14. Making silage under adverse conditions; Renato Schmidt, technical services-forage with Lallemand Animal Nutrition.
• July 28. Tips and tricks for silage pile construction; Becky Arnold, territory business manager with Lallemand Animal Nutrition.
• Aug. 4. Silage feeding and management for beef cattle in the current environment; Galen Erickson, professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Register online for webinar access. “This is a great opportunity for us to bring current research information to the cattle industry in Nebraska, Iowa and beyond,” Loy says. “Hopefully, this online opportunity increases the reach of this information to a national and international audience.”