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Dairy, beef, and hay producers, as well as custom operators and nutrient applicators should mark their calendars for January 23-25 for the 2017 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), the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin (PNAAW), 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, WCO, and PNAAW members have identified as being the most timely and relevant to their operations. Session topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Low Soil Disturbance Injection Systems

  • Impacts of Harvest Equipment on Forage Quality and Shrink Loss

  • Remote Sensing Tools for Forages

  • MFRP Research Lightning Session

  • Protecting Your Bottom Line – Risk Management Options for Forage Producers

  • Hidden Danger – Staying Safe Around Silage Bunkers

  • Side-Dressing Manure on Corn

  • How to Get Paid When Commodity Prices are Low

  • Making the Most of Your Baleage

  • Knowing Your Rights When It Comes to Ag Data

  • Cover Crops & Fall Manure Application

  • Much, much, more
The 2017 Symposium will also feature a Level 1 Certification for professional nutrient applicators which will take place the afternoon of Monday, January 23 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: E90784).

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