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Dairy, beef, and hay producers, as well as custom operators and nutrient applicators should mark their calendars for February 19-21 for the 2018 Symposium at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Providing some of the latest and most relevant forage related educational sessions the Midwest has to offer, the Symposium, hosted jointly by the Midwest Forage Association (MFA) and the Wisconsin Custom Operators (WCO), promises to deliver an outstanding array of forage and alfalfa related information.

The Symposium features an impressive lineup of university, USDA, industry, agency, and producer speakers from across the Midwest who will be discussing topics MFA and WCO members have identified as being the most timely and relevant to their operations. Session topics include (but are not limited to):

- New Innovations in Forage Production

- Is Whole Farm Revenue Protection Right for You?

- New Developments in Corn Silage

- When and Where Do Fungicides Fit in Forge Crops

- MFRP Research Lightning Session

- Alfalfa Yield Gap: How Big Is It? What Does It Cost You? What’s Holding You Back?

- What’s New in Triple Mowers

- Silage Pile Construction: Minimizing the Risk of Avalanches

- Will Reduced Lignin Alfalfa Improve Management Flexibility?

- Dairy Revenue Protection – Is There Safety in Numbers?

- Overcoming Inefficiencies in Forage Harvest Systems

- Much, much, more

The 2018 Symposium will also feature University of Wisconsin Manure Applicator Training 101 for professional nutrient applicators which will take place the afternoon of Monday, February 19 and is free to participants who register for both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.

Full program preregistration for association members is only $115, and single-day and multiple-person farm/business registration options are available. Reserve a room by calling the Chula Vista Resort at 855.839.7817 (booking ID Code: F71712).

If you’re a forage producer, nutrient applicator, or custom operator, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about your trade, network with industry experts, and visit with fellow peers. Make plans now to attend!

For a full agenda, more information, or to register online, please visit the MFA website at