A lineup of top-flight alfalfa and nutrition experts will be on hand for this year’s Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar (AITS). Sponsored by the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA), the event is scheduled for Nov. 18-20 at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Suites-MSP Airport in Bloomington, MN.
The seminar helps producers and industry representatives get the most from their investment in alfalfa. Among the topics being covered are:
- Genetics, varieties, variety development, seed production.
- Growth and development, soils, fertility, nitrogen fixation, water use and irrigation, stress management, pests, dormancy and overwintering.
- Harvest management, drying, harvest aids.
- Forage quality, sampling, testing, terms.
- Marketing, economics, buying and selling hay.
- Use of alfalfa in dairy, beef and horse rations.
Dan Undersander and Randy Shaver from the University of Wisconsin; Garry Lacefield, University of Kentucky; Marvin Hall, Penn State University; and Neal Martin, former U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center director, will make presentations.
Registration will open in July. The program cost is $550 for registrations received by Nov. 1. After that date, the price increases to $600.
See a brochure. For additional information, call NAFA’s Western office at 509-585-5460.