Speakers and topics listed below are currently scheduled to appear. The planning committee reserves the right to make program adjustments based on speaker availability.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
|9:00 am||Sponsor exhibits setup begins|
|12:30 pm||Registration and check-in|
|1:00||Welcome, introductions and recognition of sponsors|
Cover crops and manure nutrient management
Cover crops can impact on grain production following the kill of the cover crop as they tend to tie nutrients into organic forms, which are not immediately plant available. A recent study looked to identify if manure would act differently than a commercial fertilizer (urea) when interacting with a cover crop (cereal rye).
Capitalizing on soil health with cover crops and grazing in the upper Midwest
This session will present principles of soil health and how to not only apply them but how to adapt them to your operation. Key tools discussed will include cover crops and livestock and integrating them into crop and pasture production systems.
|2:45||Break, visit sponsor exhibits|
Mycotoxins in cattle feed: Detection, consequences and preventive strategies
A description will be given of the common mycotoxins in cattle feed including how they are detected and what their effects are on animals including additive and synergistic toxicity. Strategies for preventing toxicity post-harvest will be reviewed.
Cropping tools to prevent ear rots and mycotoxins
Mycotoxins are produced by the fungi that cause ear and stalk rots. Mycotoxin contamination may occur in the field as well as in storage. This presentation will discuss crop production practices that can be implemented to reduce mycotoxin contamination in the field.
|4:45||Tips and tricks speed round|
|6:00||Social time, meet the sponsors
Visit with sponsors and browse the displays. A cash bar will be available in the sponsor display area.
|6:30||Dinner and round-table discussions|
Bull Pen: Unique or interesting uses of cover crops
Producers will share unique and innovative practices they are implementing.
Friday, January 26, 2018
|6:30 am||Breakfast buffet, exhibits open|
Concurrent session A (select one workshop)
Grazing supplementation for pastured stocker cattle
Confining cows during the calving season
Concurrent session B (select one)
Manure management and safety considerations
Management and vaccination strategies to produce healthy calves
Concurrent session C (select one)
New insights on rumen health for profitable feedlot cattle
Keys to a successful pasture system
2018 Beef market outlook
Will we see a wall of cattle? Will there be a drought? Will NAFTA provide new export business? Come listen to Jamey Kohake explain these topics and more.
|12:00 pm||Conference adjourns|