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Dairy, beef, and hay producers, as well as custom operators and nutrient applicators, should mark their calendars for February 20-22 for the 2023 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), Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin (PNAAW), and Wisconsin Custom Operators (WCO), promises to deliver an outstanding array of forage and alfalfa-related information.

The Symposium features an impressive lineup of university, industry, agency, and farmer speakers from across the Midwest who will be discussing topics MFA, PNAAW, and WCO members have identified as being the most timely and relevant to their operations. The opening session will feature Dr. David Kohl, an academic Hall of Famer in the College of Agriculture at Virginia Tech with his presentation titled, “Mega Trends 2023 Beyond.” Dr. Kohl, who earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University, has traveled nearly 10 million miles, conducted more than 7,000 presentations, and published more than 2,500 articles in his career. His experience and engagement with all levels of the industry provides a unique perspective into future trends in agriculture.

Other session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Tar Spot in Corn: Its Impact & Management
  • Use of Alfalfa to Confuse Corn Rootworms
  • Defeating Resistant Super Weevils
  • NRCS Programs, Risk Management Options for Forage/Dairy Farmers
  • Herbicide Carryover & Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Alfalfa
  • Pearl Millet: A Sustainable Dairy Forage Crop?
  • Let R2D2 Do Your Work
  • Much, much, more

The 2023 Symposium will also feature University of Wisconsin-Extension Manure Applicator Training 101 which will take place the afternoon of Monday, February 20, and is just $5 for participants who register for both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. The event also features two Pump Schools instructed by Puck Enterprises and Bazooka Farmstar.

Early bird registration for association members is only $130 if registered by February 7. Single-day and multiple-person farm/business registration options are available. Reserve a room by February 1 - call the Chula Vista Resort at 855.530.1706 (booking ID Code: I84059).

If you’re a forage farmer, 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 peers. Make plans now to attend!

For a full agenda, more information, or to register online, please visit the MFA website at