Those who missed the World Ag Expo Hay and Forage Seminars in early February can now view them online from the comfort of their homes. Videos of the seminars, hosted by Hay & Forage Grower and Mycogen Seeds at World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, can be viewed here.

They discussed:

  • Selecting corn silage hybrids to fit your herd size, storage options and milk production goals, by Everett Thomas, Oak Point Agronomic.
  • How to evaluate the quality of silage hybrids to maximize milk production and profit, by Gerry Higginbotham, University of California farm advisor in Fresno County.
  • An in-depth look at hay market economic trends, by Seth Hoyt, author of The Hoyt Report.
  • The impact that transgenic alfalfa may have on the further development of the crop, by University of California Extension forage agronomist Dan Putnam.

More videos, on dairy, beef production, irrigation, international trade, health and wellness, safety and advocacy, can be viewed at

“World Ag Expo attendees visit the expo to learn about new products and technologies shaping the agricultural industry,” says Lee Coito, World Ag Expo 2011 chairman. “Our seminars provide an opportunity for attendees who want in-depth information on trends in technology and government and viewpoints from other producers.”

The other online seminars include:

  • Dairy Seminars - Speakers and analysts provide insight into the latest dairy industry developments.
  • Beef Seminars - BEEF magazine seminars tell of changes and trends in the market to educate producers on important issues facing the industry today.
  • International Trade Seminars - The Center for International Trade Development's international trade symposium is focused on preparing agriculturalists for the future in a global marketplace.
  • General Ag Seminars - Organized by World Ag Expo volunteers, these seminars focus on air and water quality regulations.
  • Irrigation Seminars - Produced by the Irrigation Association, these videos show that efficient use of available water supplies has never been more important to agriculture.
  • Safety and Advocacy Seminars - A new five-part series of seminars on safety and advocacy are presented by the California Farm Bureau and Farm Employers Labor Service.