The use of technology in forage production will be the theme of this year’s Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference, set for Feb. 4-5 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, NE.

The expo, hosted by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association (N.A.M.A.), will offer presentations on ag apps for tablets and smart phones, forage seed technology and forage research in the state.

“We have two jam-packed days of information, education and innovation – all designed to help hay and livestock producers leverage technology to improve production, performance and profitability,” says Barb Kinnan, executive director of N.A.M.A.

Ag apps are steadily growing in number and use and Wayne Ohnesorg, University of Nebraska Extension educator at Norfolk, will explain how they can make forage operations more efficient. Jeffrey Jackson, an alfalfa and forage specialist with Croplan/Winfield Solutions, will talk about forage seed technology. Michael Rethwisch, University of Nebraska Extension agent in Butler County, will report on the latest forage research, including information on rust control in alfalfa.

The event includes an alfalfa-industry trade show and a fundraising auction.

Registration is $10 by Feb. 1 or $20 after. For more information, call 800-743-1649 or visit www.alfalfaexpo.com.