2016 Agronomy Plus!!

What a lineup of speakers and topics! 

The 2016 Vermont Agronomy Plus meetings, scheduled for seven Vermont locations in February, will give farmers an opportunity to learn from state and nationally recognized 2016 Agronomy Plusexperts on a range of important topics.

Registration for the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension-hosted meetings is $25, and includes lunch, if received at least three days prior to the meeting. Farmers may attend in person or remotely from home using GoToMeeting. As content varies for each meeting, all registrants will be able to access other sessions at no additional cost through a high-speed Internet connection.

Registrations will be accepted online or by mail. Go tohttp://go.uvm.edu/agronomyplus2016 for information.

Dates and venues include:

Feb. 16–White River Junction (Yankee Farm Credit, 52 FarmVu Dr.): better bunker silo management (Limin Kung, University of Delaware); troubleshooting high-forage rations (John Goeser, Rock River Laboratory); cropping systems innovations (Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension)

Feb. 18–Derby (Cow Palace, 3111 U.S. Rte. 5); preventing/treating environmental mastitis (Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin); maximizing starch digestibility (Limin Kung, University of Delaware); no-till corn (Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension)

Feb. 19–Hyde Park (Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, 738 Rte. 15 West); managing for consistently high forage quality (Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin); farm robotics (Larry Tranel, Iowa State University) and a farmer panel on experiences with robotics (facilitated by Tony Kitsos, UVM Extension)

Feb. 22–St. Johnsbury (UVM Extension office, 374 Emerson Falls Rd.); growing corn in a living mulch (Nick Hill, University of Georgia); trans-Iowa low-cost parlors (Larry Tranel, Iowa State University); optimizing rations on pasture (David Combs, University of Wisconsin)

Feb. 25–Middlebury (Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave.); troubleshooting high-forage rations (John Goeser, Rock River Laboratory); growing corn in a living mulch (Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension); revisions to the RAPS (required agricultural practices) (Ryan Patch, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Feb. 26–Brattleboro (UVM Extension, 130 Austine Dr.); troubleshooting dairy rations (Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois); cropping system innovations (Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension); potassium management for crops (Sid Bosworth, UVM Extension)

Feb.29–Enosburg Falls (The Dairy Center, 2445 Sampsonville Rd.); insights on starch digestibility (Luiz Ferraretto, Miner Institute, Chazy, New York); lowdown on Italian ryegrass, adaptive nitrogen management on corn (Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension)

To request a disability-related accommodation or special dietary needs, contact Brent Passut at (800) 545-8920, ext. 351 (toll-free inVermont) or (802) 751-8307, ext. 351, two weeks prior to the meeting date.

Event sponsors include Ben and Jerry’s Caring Dairy, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, Barenbrug USA, Resource Management, Incorporated and Agri-Mark.

Register for the event closest to you, or come and join a location that has the content you want.  OR, register for one meeting, and have access to any/all of the meetings from the comfort of your home, (provided you have high-speed internet).

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About Daniel Hudson

Daniel is an agronomist for University of Vermont Extension in the areas of agriculture and nutrient management.
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