Alfalfa, alfalfa-grass mixtures and the production and utilization of forages will be examined at this year’s Minnesota Tour de Forage, to be held Feb. 4-6 at three locations around the state.

Marvin Hall, forage specialist with Penn State University Extension, will be the keynote speaker. The meetings are hosted by the Midwest Forage Association (MFA) and University of Minnesota Extension.

Additional sessions specific to meeting locations will include:

• Understanding and interpreting soil testing and the logistics of growing corn (Feb. 4, Events Center, Floodwood);

• Specific recommendations for alfalfa-N credits (Feb. 5, American Legion Club, Royalton);

• Manure fertilizer for forage crops (Feb. 6, Good Time Restaurant, Caledonia).

A panel discussion on Shredlage and a presentation on reducing corn in dairy rations are also scheduled for the Feb. 5 and 6 sessions.

For additional information and a registration form, visit the MFA website.

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